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MsPlod

Bidding discrepancy or not?

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MsPlod

Am rather intrigued here! Was just cruising through some auctions which closed last night and happened to look at this one (was interested in the description of the gem by the seller).

 

Opal - EXTREMELY RARE - IN FACT NEARLY NON EXISTENT IN THIS SIZE - FIRE OPAL 9.76ct was sold for R246.00 on 30 Jan at 21:31 by Melbon in Alrode (ID:32095872)

 

Noticed that the bidding looked like this...

 

Winning Bidders

R246.00, on 29 Jan 09:12, by DiscreetSmall.gif

 

Runners-up

R71.00 on 28 Jan 17:50, by DiscreetSmall.gif

R1.00 on 28 Jan 15:06, by DiscreetSmall.gif

 

OK, so firstly where are the bids which chased this up to R246?? :thinking:

 

And secondly, given the claim "extremely rare, in fact nearly non-existent in this size"

Have a look at this... Shop For Loose Precious Gemstones at Wholesale Prices from GemSelect :wtf:

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Cali Craft and Gems

Don't know about the bidding discrepancy, but the gem is not a Fire Opal!

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Little Miss Muffet

It is amazing how you can tell from a photo whether something is real or not.

No answer to my eggs yet?

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Cali Craft and Gems

Hi Geewhiz

 

As per my earlier reply, most of the eggs are Jasper - difficult to identify 100% with pics only. Re the listing options - that can only be your decision - I can't advise yay or nay.

 

Regards,

CCG

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MsPlod
It is amazing how you can tell from a photo whether something is real or not

Fairly straightforward in this case, although CCG is a whizz at these things. It is a white opal, not a fire opal. Fire opals simply do not come in those colours...

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Lukeness

Fire opals are also transparent, and it is quite obvious that the stone listed is not. Based on the photo it looks like common white opal or potch, since there is virtually no play of colour.

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