16.5 Ct. Virgin Valley Nevada Wood Opal - 25 x 17 mm

16.5 Ct. Virgin Valley Nevada Wood Opal - 25 x 17 mm

$179.00

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Origin: Virgin Valley Nevada....
Appx. Size: 25 x 17 mm - 4 mm Thick........
Appx. Weight: 16.5 ct....

I got these as a collection of sawn slabs and preforms that were dug over 20 years ago.. The previous owner, a very good cutter and jeweler, had given them an epoxy coating. I shaped and sanded and polished them, and in most cases all the resin was removed by doing that. So, these do not have a resin coating, but may have a little left on the bottoms...
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* Virgin Valley Nevada Opal is almost all wood that has been replaced by opal.

* Most Virgin Valley Opals contain a high percentage of water in their structure,
and they often crack or craze when dried; these types are best stored and displayed in water.

* When the opal is dispersed in the wood, like this one, they can often be dried and polished.

* Virgin Valley Opal is quite rare in dry, stable form...
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The opal areas in these almost always have tiny craze fractures, but they are solid, and settable, with care!

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*** THESE STONES HAVE BEEN STABILIZED WITH EPOXY RESIN TO STRENGTHEN THEM ***

*** THE STABILIZING RESIN STRENGTHENS THE WOOD, BUT DOES NOT ENTER OF AFFECT THE OPAL....

*** IN SPITE OF BEING STABILIZED, THEY OFTEN HAVE INTERNAL FRACTURES, MAKING THEM SOMEWHAT FRAGILE...

*** Solid, Natural, Mined Opal...NO Doublets or Triplets.....

*** All My Pictures Are Taken In Direct Sunlight - No Photoshop.....

*** All Stones Are Cut & Polished By Me, Unless Noted.....
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*** Some Common Opal Terminology ***

Directional Stone - Colors Flash With Stone Held At Certain Angles
Contra-Luz Colors - Needs Light From The Side, Or From Behind To Show Color Play
Hydrophane - Stone Will Absorb Water, Usually Going Clear When Wet
Natural - 100% Mined, Untreated, Un-assembled
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RETURNS:
Return Any Stone, For Any Reason, I Give 100% Refund!
I want you to LOVE my opals!

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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

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No matter how good the pictures and description are, sometimes the stone is just not what you want once it is in your hand....NO PROBLEM!
If you don't like any stone, for any reason, I give a 100% full refund...
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