I call this one the "confetti opal". It has just about the liveliest fire that I've seen in an opal. As it moves, or as the direction of light changes, the red-orange fire dances like someone threw red glitter into the air. The photos show some yellow and green but those colors aren't very noticeable.
This crystal opal* would make a very pretty, "statement" ring or a great pendant stone. The fire is completely non-directional, meaning that it is visible and lively regardless of its orientation or the direction of light.
The photos do not do it justice. On a black background it looks like it has a greenish base color but it does not. (The white spots are reflections of bulbs.) It's difficult to accurately capture opal fire with a camera.
Cut as a freeform oval/pear, the opal weighs 5.36 carats and is 23.7 x 9.7 x 3.8 mm. It was cut from rough that was mined in Australia.
Opals look different depending on the type and intensity of light. They look their very best in sunlight and incandescent light, but they also look very good with halogen and some of the newer LED lighting. Traditional fluorescent lighting is the poorest, but some of the newer fluorescent bulbs have phosphors that are pretty good for viewing opals.
* Crystal opal is not crystalline. Australian opal is typically referred to as "crystal" when it is transparent or very highly translucent.
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