910-carat diamond found in southern African kingdom
A 118.28-carat white diamond sold in Hong Kong, Oct. 7, 2013, for about $30.6 million,the most paid for a white diamond. It is the biggest diamond ever sold at auction. The previous record price for a white diamond was $26.7 million. The largest D-color flawless type IIA diamond was mined in South Africa in 2011. Sotheby's didn't disclose the buyer and seller. (Vincent Yu/AP Photo)
Rare Large Crystal Opal
Rare Large Crystal Opal Mintabie, South Australia, Australia The opal deposits of Mintabie have long been depleted with no new production emerging. The present example was set aside many years ago by the miner who could not bear to part with it earlier. Simply contour polished to reveal its beauty, a vibrant electric green and blue pinpoint play-of-color are seen to dance across the surface. Such a notable piece would, no doubt, create a fine pendant.
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Opal Gemstone | Opal Stone
Opal is the product of seasonal rains that drenched dry ground in regions such as Australia’s semi-desert “Outback.” It is known for its unique display of flashing rainbow colors.
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For some reason I suspect black opal is groovy. It will go into a pendant so nothing too small. Which vendor? What to look for? I'm clueless about...