Flash Dance Redux: More Opals From the February Issue of JCK

Flash Dance in the February issue cast a spotlight on opals, but we just didn’t have enough page space to print all the beautiful product images at our disposal. So here is a selection of stunners from dealers we interviewed for the story, offering a peek at some loose inventory that’s available for purchase.

 19.85 ct. fine high-dome multicolor black “Nobbie” opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia; $70,000; Hopkins Opal

A 19.85 ct. fine high-dome multicolor black nobby opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia; $70,000; Hopkins Opal, Westerly, R.I.; 401-322-1253; Hopkinsopal@gmail.com

Ethiopian opals ranging from 8 to 10 carats in size, $400 to $500; DW Enterprises

Courtesy Morgan Sonsthagen

Ethiopian opals ranging from 8 to 10 cts., $400 to $500; DW Enterprises, Boulder, Colo.; 303-516-1188; dwent@q.com

Ethiopian opals starting at 20 ct. t.w., $300 to $400; DW Enterprises

Courtesy Morgan Sonsthagen

Ethiopian opals starting at 20 cts., $300 to $400; DW Enterprises, Boulder, Colo.; 303-516-1188; dwent@q.com

Ethiopian opals that range in retail price from $350 to $600. Michael Nemeth Inc.

Ethiopian opals that range in retail price from $350 to $600; Michael Nemeth Inc., San Diego; 619-236-8440; michaelnemeth@sbcglobal.net

A 7.14 ct. black opal from Lightening Ridge, Australia; $25,000; Manning International

A 7.14 ct. black opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia; $25,000; Manning International, Fairfield, Conn.; 203-292-6980

A 5.99 blue-green opal from Lightening Ridge, Australia; $18,000; Manning International

A 5.99 ct. blue-green opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia; $18,000; Manning International, Fairfield, Conn.; 203-292-6980

A 21.6 ct. freeform opal from Lightening Ridge, $32,000; Manning International, Fairfield

A 21.6 ct. free-form opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia; $32,000; Manning International, Fairfield, Conn.; 203-292-6980

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