Locality: Opal Butte, Oregon
Suitable for mounting as a stunning and unique pendant: the clear, transparent crystal body having a fine, firey play-of-color that is gem quality. The piece has a botryoidal jasper formation which forms a unique inclusion.
Weighing approximately 119.0 carats and measuring 46.0 x 44.0 x 10.1mm
‘The clear, transparent crystal body having a fine, firey play-of-color that is gem quality,’ the auction house said.
Contraluz is opal where you see the play of colors suspended inside by illuminating the back of the stone.
In most opal the light has to fall on the front of the stone to see the play of fire.