new york. 19. biomed photo student. i love fashion, and pretty things, so i'm probably in the wrong major. i'm a hopeless romantic. this blog is for personal photography, and a lot of re-blogs. don't hesitate to ask any questions, or say hello <3
What makes the gemstone stunning is that it looks like an underwater view of the ocean floor as light shines through it. There’s a surreal quality about the gemstone that looks like a pocket-sized aquarium. The treasure is a very rare Oregon opal shown in its dry state. The seller says, “This material has hydrophane properties and can be greatly enhanced when soaked in water, but I don’t believe that accurately portrays the opal being offered.”
I have one of these black opals and it’s the most valuable single item I own. It’s cut and polished and set in a simple gold ring. It was valued some years ago at £6000 and I was told that it would increase in value over time.