Bright doublet opal, 3.75ct

  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.

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