The rough and unpolished gem weighs a massive 568.69 carats and measures 95 x 59 x 25 mm.
For more on the origin and story visit the Part 1 post.
Next week we will reveal the equally amazing story of the opals provenance and the internationally renowned gem explorer who mined it.
21 thoughts on “World’s rarest opal video: Part 2”
Ah, yes … and someone wrote how great it would be if it were turned into a knife!
This is really something to see. Thanks Justin for sharing this video. Opal is so magical.
You’re welcome 🙂
Warning! Beauty overload!!
Wow! FABOO on a whole new level. Gotta hear the whole story behind it! Wondering why it was locked away for so long. ?
Ahh yes well that is the coolest part of the story. Some you know and very well known by many 🙂
The suspense is killin’ me!!
Wow !!! a real beauty ! mother nature is so generous with us ^^ thanks for sharing this video !
Thanks for sharing this. You made my day a whole lot brighter ?
Glad we could make a difference in your day 🙂
Thankyou for sharing, well worth the wait! X
Beautiful… OMG…Justin I have held a opal that is near the exact same size and with the same intense fire in a black crystal.. I am looking at the pictures right now that I took of it last year.. The only problem with it is that it has a water content of near 13% and I believe if left out of water it will craze like crazy.. just the thought of letting it dry out is a massive worry. If I we had the nerve too let it dry out we would… Damn Virgin Valley opal… have yet to polish the skin off but the extreme fire shows through. I will send you some pics to your email.
OMG! How magical is that. Amazing !! My husband and I caught Opal fever a few years ago. Can’t get enough of this beautiful gem. So,so, very special. No matter what colour it is we love them all. <3 <3
Omg just to hold it ! Thank you Justin opal is our favorite.
The way it is chipped it looks like a piece of obsidian but with color, a lot of color. Very Cool. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.
And thanks for educating everyone on Australian opal. You are a big asset to the industry.
the amazing thing is that is is obviously just a chunk from a larger piece. what else was found?
Hi Colin Yes maybe but no-one is aware of any other larger pieces found only smaller
omg Justin. Just showed this to my husband. Haven’t seen him this excited for years lol
Haha you should have heard the words that came out of my mouth when I held it for the first time. Some were indecent 🙂