The rarest and most sought after pattern in opal. The colors have formed naturally into a checkerboard pattern.
Extremely rare checkerboard pattern displaying clearly defined flashes of colour (originated in the likeness of the clown Harlequin)
Spotted coloration, used specifically for the Great Dane.
a coat color pattern of ragged black spots on a white background in the Great Dane
variegate with spots or marks; "His face was harlequined with patches"
is the rarest of all patterns of black opal showing a quilt of small blocks of colour in every shade of the rainbow. It is often said to be the rarest gemstone on earth.
A type of coloring pattern that is patchy, usually black on a white background.
A mostly white cat with several large patches of colour
A form of merle where it appears that the intermediate color is removed, leaving only the solid base color and white.
Is surely at the top of the list and the most prized of all brilliant opals. Such rarities portray spangles of rounded, angular to roughly square patches, presenting a harlequin appearance of interchanging colors.
Type of opal pattern with a checkerboard appearance, rare and expensive.
Very rare and most sought after opal, the colors form naturally in checkerboard pattern - this is a collector's item.
Mostly white with several large patches of color
color pattern usually piebald (bi-color splashes)
Patched or pied coloration, usually black or gray on white. Color definitions may vary by breed. Always check the breed standard for the definitive color description.
Harlequin is a large check pattern that is turned 45 degrees to form a diamond in two or more contrasting colors. This term is suggested by the loudly checked costume of a harlequin.
a design motif dominated by diamond shapes or checks in 3 or more contrasting colors as in a harlequin costume.
Harlequin is the color that is halfway between the web color Chartreuse and the color green on the color wheel. It is a color that is 75% green and 25% yellow.