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Dendritic Opal Cabochon PAIR, 16.30 ctw

Dendritic Opal Cabochon PAIR, 16.30 ctw

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White, cream, and buttery yellow common opal with black dendrites of other minerals, likely manganese oxide. Polished to a vitreous (shiny) luster. Flat, matte finish back with a beveled edge for ease of setting. You will receive the exact gemstone shown in photos.

Weight: 16.30 carats total weight
25.35 L x 13.55 W x 3.91 H mm
25.90 L x 14.02 W x 3.54 H mm

Gem Species: Opal
--Variety: Dendritic
Phenomenal: No; no play-of-color
Trade Name(s): Dendritic Opal, Dendritic Opalite*, Merlinite
Origin: Australia
Enhancement(s): (N) Natural

* Using the term "opalite" to describe natural non-phenomenal (no play-of-color) common opal is deceptive and a punishable crime under US Federal Trade Commission regulations. Opalite is a man-made glass; it is neither synthetic opal nor natural opal.

American Gem Trade Association Gemstone Enhancement Codes

Enhancement: Any treatment process other than cutting and polishing that improves the appearance (color/clarity/phenomena), durability, or availability of a gemstone.

(N) Natural
No modification; natural stones which are not currently known to be enhanced (or currently has no known modification process).


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