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Reserved for Serendipia Studio — Dendritic Opal Cabochon
Reserved for Serendipia Studio — Dendritic Opal Cabochon

Reserved for Serendipia Studio — Dendritic Opal Cabochon

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

Weight: 7.90 carats
Length: 39.15 mm
Width: 8.86 mm
Height: 3.28 mm

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

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* Using the term "opalite" to describe natural non-phenomenal (no play-of-color) common opal is misleading. Opalite is a man-made glass; it is neither synthetic opal nor natural opal.
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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).