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DESCRIPTION: High quality Ethiopian Welo crystal opal cabochon. Brilliant rolling rainbow play-of-color. High dome.
WEIGHT: 4.16 ct
SIZE: 14x9x7mm (6mm=1/4 inch)
TYPE: Ethiopian Welo Opal
SHAPE: Custom
COLOR: Brilliant neon Yellow/orange multi-color with 5/5 brightness
BODY CLARITY: Translucent light opal
COMMENT: High dome with brilliant fire.
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Is a relatively new find and rapidly gaining popularity. It has some of the most amazing patterns of any opal, and plays of color that reflect shades of light seen nowhere else in the natural world. Anybody who loves opals I would urge to give this gem a chance. It is easy to become mesmerized by its unique beauty. Because of the hydrophane property of this opal it can become crystal clear when submerged in water and as it dries it will turn completely opaque, and then slowly return to a crystal/ semi-crystal state as it completely dries out which can take anywhere from a few days to several months. Over that time you can watch the opal slowly reveal new patterns and plays of color every day, sometimes gaining colors, and sometimes colors fade away.


Welcome to Innagem opals. In early 2008 a deposit in Welo, Ethiopia was found where one of the most amazing opals that the world has seen was uncovered. The beauty of this material rivals the finest opals found anywhere else in the world. These gems carry a diverse array of base colors, patterns, as well as almost consistently blindingly bright plays of colors. The find is a truly amazing gift that Inna Gem wants to be a part of distributing among the world.
If you have ANY questions I am more than happy to answer them.
I enjoy working with my customers and getting these gems and minerals out into the world for jewelers and collectors alike. I want to make sure every transaction works out so you are happy with your new gem.

One year 100% money back guarantee against cracking or crazing
We put each one of our hydrophane opals through a series of tests to ensure stability. After thousands have gone through it and still have not seen one crack afterwords, we want to make sure you are as confident as us in the stability, so InnaGem is offering a 1 year money back guarantee on all opals sold on opalauctions.com, unless otherwise specified. Offer does not cover damage of any force inflicted on the gem. Opals will chip or even break if hit hard enough, we cannot cover these incidences. As with any high end, or investment grade gems we always recommend purchasing insurance, which is very affordable and offers coverage for many unfortunate circumstances. 
 The Ethiopian Welo Opals offered here are the finest that I can get my hands on. We pay the extra dollar to be able to offer the finest and work with multiple miners and dealers in Ethiopia to insure that the finest opals are offered at the fairest price. We are fortunate enough have each opal hand picked direct from the source, each one chosen for top plays of colors, incredible and unique patterns of the most desirable size range. We specialize in the rare and unusual, the most impressive and beautiful so don't forget to look at the other items!

All photographs show the best highlights of each particular opal. Photos are taken either outdoors or indoors and are taken with the intent of depicting true color and detail under optimal conditions. I do not use photo enhancement programs or special lenses. All photographs of the Ethiopian hydrophane opals are taken dry as to give a true depiction of what the opal actually looks like. Hydrophane opals can become dramatically enhanced when fully soaked and can give a false impression as to the finished product. Non hydrophane opals will at times be shown wet if in the rough or rubbed state as to show the color of the opal with a pseudo-polish.

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Auction ID 336124
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Starts 25th Nov 2012 1:00pm PST
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