#BL 2170

GEM QUALITY Solid Boulder Opal from Outback Queensland. A Fabulous Colorshow AND A Fantastic Pattern!!!! No less than a "FLAG HARLEQUIN" Pattern on the entire face of this L-A-R-G-E Opal!!! The Flag Harlequin Pattern is RARE and highly sought after by the world's most enthusiastic opal collectors!! Barrie O'Leary raves about this pattern as follows in his book "A Field Guide to Australian Opals". 'Regular polyhedra of multicolored opal, neatly arranged?' When the colors present themselves in this manner, Barrie O'Leary writes this is 'The ultimate in perfection of a harlequin pattern.' Barrie O'Leary continues on; 'Harlequin opal is precious opal in which the colors shine as patches or spangles. The patches are regular with definite boundaries, and are distributed in a way that forms a mosaic composition, the appearance of which is truly magnificent.' and 'Such a pattern can occur, and when it does it is a very rare and exceedingly valuable design for the gemstone.' No wonder this pattern is so popular!! The colors in this opal are a plenty!! Crimson Red, Valencia Orange, Sunset Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Lime Green, Turquoise Blue, Luscious Lilac and Sky Blue!!! The Red, Orange and Yellow colors are predominant. Brightness is no less than 4.9 on a scale of 5!! The colors show themselves like stars in the sky or a bunch of excited party lights! There is no stopping the show of these beautiful colors in sooo many colorspangles, all fighting for attention.... The colors lay throughout a very thick layer of Precious opal upon the ironstone body of boulder opal. The colorshow is mesmerising as the entire layer of opal is jam-packed with colorspangles. The colorshow presents itself in a Highly 3-Dimensional manner!! Colors show PERFECTLY from all directions and in all types of light. Even reduced natural light will bring out all colors and their brightness. Perfect cut with a slightly undulating dome and high quality finish! The white spots or lines seen in the picture are reflections. This opal will come with a Certificate of Authenticity, stating the place of origin, picture, details of the opal and retail-valuation. (US$31,500)

27.1 x 21.6 x 5.0mm (6mm = 1/4inch)