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Star Pattern Opal

Black opals displaying the full colour range from red to purple like this one are the most valuable, but the blaze of this stone is quite exceptional and the shape unique and unusual.

In the world of Opals, the Harlequin Opal is the one stone that collectors, opal lovers and miners all wish they could find. This is an extremely rare pattern. Some stones may contain just a small part of the opal in this pattern but the pattern needs to encase the whole stone not just one part in order to be called a true Harlequin Opal.

From: Wyoming rush, Wyoming Opal Fields, Lightning Ridge, Finch Co., New South Wales, Australia