Opal Loose Stones & Beads
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Massive opal sells for nearly $144K at Alaska auction
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A gemstone, billed as one of the largest gem-quality opals in existence, was sold for $143,750 at auction in Alaska on February 20. The opal, dubbed the Americus Australis, weighs more than 11,800 carats, according to the auction house Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals. It also has a long history.
Australian museum to display opal regarded as best ever found
SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found — a 6.0-centimeter (2.4 inch) multicolored gem unearthed in the Outback and named the ‘Virgin Rainbow.’
Episcopal Diocese wants slave trade museum in old cathedral
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island wants to open a slave trade museum and a national center for reconciliation in its now-closed cathedral in Providence. The Providence Journal reports that diocese officials approved the plans for the Cathedral of St. John last month. Diocese official Linda Grenz says Rhode Island’s role […]
Dazzling dragonfly brooch could land among top lots in Aug. 3 sale
NEW YORK – On Wednesday, August 3, starting at 1 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Antique and Contemporary Designer Jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.