Estimated Value $125-$150
- 3.75ct 15.44x7.92x3.56mm from Australia.
Brightness: 3 of 5.
This is a bright, fantastic pattern doublet opal.
Doublet opals are composite opals - made from backing the precious opal slice with other material, in this case - black potch opal, to give them better durability. It is a more affordable version of opal, compared to the similar looking solid stones.
I rarely create doublet opals myself, however I recently purchased a parcel of opal with a little bit of everything in it and there were few slices already glued together with backing, so I just needed to shape them and polish.