Is this the most perfect opal in the world?

The perfect opal in the world is a big call, but we think this stone most definitely qualifies!

Harlequin pattern stone

Body tone: N1

Brightness: 5 out of 5

Color: Red Red Red!

Pattern: Harlequin

Many years ago, this stone came to us as a roughly faced piece of black opal. It sat on the cutting bench for a few days whilst Justin’s Dad Jurgen examined it from every angle. He took his time. He could see the promise of the stone and knew that with patience and care, something beautiful would come. The color bar was thin; one wrong move and the color would be gone.

Slowly, slowly he cleaned the piece up and polished it. The results were far better than he could have hoped for. For the miner who had mined it, the love affair with this gem started. They both decided it was too good to cut into a standard oval. The stone deserved to shine all its beauty. And so the result is what you see today. A freeform with a bit of sand. Exactly as nature made it. The perfect opal. – 50+ carats of magnificence!

Jurgen called this his crowning glory. The best stone he ever cut. It is part of his legacy and certainly part of our family history.

3 thoughts on “Is this the most perfect opal in the world?”

  1. Absolutely amazing opal !
    1 in 1000000..

    yes it is the best and perfect opal in the world 🙂
    thank you for sharing

    btw. I noticed that in some cases thin colorbar displays the best fire ..although it’s hard to cut

    best regards

  2. absolument SPLENDIDE et un travail de polissage admirable; Bravo pour cette beauté. Et pour savoir le prix ( the cost how much approximative? )

  3. I have only recently begun the serious study of opals but this stone truly speaks to one’s soul, even through a mere photograph. Beyond stunning. Some gemstones are beyond any system of descriptors. Thanks for sharing it 😉


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