Australian Solid Crystal Opal Free Form Cab - Australia - Vintage
Gorgeous Solid Crystal Opal from Australia.
This is a vintage, free form cab, cut in the early 1980's. It has a inner pattern, known as harlequin on the best opals.
It has colour flash in spotted patterns, in blues, greens and purples - really hard to show in my pictures. The colours you see depends on the orientation of the stone and the lighting.
A lovely size for a pendant or other focal piece.
The stone has been attached to some black tape. When not on the black background, the stone almost looks yellow and is translucent. It also has colour play when not on a dark background. This is a common feature of natural Crystal Opal.
17.7 x 23.9 x 3.1 mm.