Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye, large photographs are meant to show details. We have made the image the closest possible to the original item when viewed on computer screen. Depending on the viewers’ monitor settings, the colour of the item may appear a few shades lighter or darker in comparison to the original item.
This wonderful rare material LOOKS LIKE FROZEN ICE! The lines are not fractures, they are natural formation and actually make it looks more icey! Here is your chance to own this very unique and extremely rare opal! Have you ever seen one in a color combination of silver, gold and pink? We have ONLY one of these, so act fast while it’s still here. Please watch the video, it is truly a beautiful stone with its flashing internal bubbles visible under the light. Kindly take note that its back is not fully polished (grind marks visible).
ONE OF THE RAREST GEMS IN THE WORLD. Gem quality hyalite opal that comes in veins thick enough to cut comes from ONLY ONE PLACE ON EARTH a small knoll in southern Utah, and most of it is gone long ago.
This hyalite opal was formed by geyser or hot spring deposits of minerals. Hyalite opal is found in almost all opal deposits in the world but in very thin layers on the other opal or in small seams. The location in Utah where this material comes from is the only known location where this adularescent material comes in veins thick enough for cutting.
It does not have color-play like other opals, instead the light rolls off the internal bubble structure and flashes back at the on-looker.
PRODUCT : Natural Hyalite Opal / Satin Flash Opal
QUANTITY : 1
CLARITY : Translucent
TREATMENT : None
HARDNESS : 5.5 - 6.0
ORIGIN : Utah, USA
IF - Free of inclusions under a loupe with 10x magnification
VVS - Microscopic inclusions barely seen under a loupe with 10x magnification
VS - Very slight inclusions visible only to the scrutiny of the close naked eye
SI - Small inclusions easily seen to the close naked eye
I - Heavy or large inclusions obvious to the naked eye
Transparent - Transmitting light without serious diffusion / may have rutile or other inclusions
Translucent - Allowing light to pass through, but not transparent
Opaque - Does not allow light to pass through
Weight and size of gemstone/item may vary slightly from piece to piece due to difference in calibration of our weighing and measuring scales compared to those used by buyers.
Colour may also not appear exactly as in real life due to variation in computer monitor resolution and lighting used during photo shooting. Our photos are taken under fluorescent lighting; sometimes Torch Light and Flash Light are also used. We will do our very best to represent the accurate pictures of all our items.