Got any rough cut opal experts who can give an idea of value

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  1. REDBACK

    REDBACK Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    As per titled would appreciate a second opinion on an opal I'm considering buying.
    I'll send a picture via PM to any body with experience in raw opal
    Thank you
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    REDBACK Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Ok realising that the Opal world is filled with wonderfully weird people...I guess if your living and digging in a hole most of your life you can get a bit eccentric but tried to buy a black for his asking price and the guy wouldn't send detailed close ups like we expect here on SS for condition purposes so we can the move to the next step of a meet and greet.Reminded me of Smeagol/Gollum "My precious" 'ffs'
    I have never met so many sellers that are just hoarders disguising as sellers..sheesh!
    It should be heres' your money, get back down the hole.
     
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    GoldenEye Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I expect that most of these people would rather be down their hole than trying to do technological things like getting good pics. :)
     
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    Gazza79 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I got a few all ready cut pieces of opal and will post a few pics when i get home later on..
     
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    Gazza79 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    It’s so bloody hard to get a good picture, they look a lot better in person.

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    Ah , its' Shimmer ... my precious....


    Totally agree, it is harder to take photos.

    Hint: Try a mirror as background.
     
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