9.4ct. Stunning Shapes!!! Ethiopian Welo Fire Crystal Opal

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This opal is really amazing. On the back, you will see some amzing shapes - from certain angles I see lines of color coming together which reminds me of the "Chinese writing" pattern.


On the top, the opal has an AMAZING HOLOGRAPHIC effect. The has about 4 large ribbons running across the top. Each of these ribbons takes the light source and then divides into several different colors of rolling flashes! So, you will multiple points of color within each ribbon and they will always be rolling around in wonderful ways.


Since this opal reflects the light source it will always be changing. Opals like this are great fun and full of visual interest!


It shows great color in all lighting conditions. It sparkles and glistens with nothing but candlelight.

Origin: Welo

Weight: 9.40 carats

Size: 18.01mm x 13.79mm x 8.54mm

Base Color: Crystal (you can read text through it)

Consistency of Base Color (face-up): Perfectly consistent

Brightness Of Fire: Very bright. Easily seen from arms length

Fire Color(from most-to-least; according to my judement and lights): Red, gold, green, blue

Fire Pattern: Multiple rolling holographic ribbons

Directionality: Beautiful color from many angles

Cut: Cabochon with high grade cut and polish. Ready to be set into jewelry or to keep as an investment

Inclusions at 10x Magnification: None

Treatments: None - 100% natural untreated opal

 Item location: LS-0314-2-OA

About Inclusions: Many gems, including opals, have slight imperfections. When cutting a gem, the choice is between grinding way precious beautiful material and leaving behind a small imperfection. Regarding opals, generally, if the imperfection is very small and you can't see it without magnification (eye clean) then the imperfection has little to no effect on the value of the opal. The degree to which an imperfection depreciates the value of an opal is directly related to how distracting it is. I like to think of it as "The Distraction Test." Simply ask yourself, does this imperfection distract from the beauty of the opal? If so, then you need to depreciate the value of the opal accordingly. The Distraction test mostly applies to the top of the opal. Imperfections on the back of the opal generally do not depreciate the value of the opal unless the imperfection can be seen when looking at the top of the opal or if the imperfection is so large as to affect the stability of the opal.

Cracks are the exception. Any opal that is cracked is specimen grade only and is worth perhaps 10% of its non-cracked value.

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My goal is to make you happy and the 7-day money back guarantee gives you time to make sure you are happy with your purchase. If you need to make a return I will provide you with a full refund provided the item has not been altered in any way. Please do not return an item without contacting me first. If needed, I will arrange the return for you through my shipping account to ensure there are no problems.


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About My Pictures and Videos

When you hold an opal in your hand, it should look better in your hand than the images used to show it - not the other way around. It is never my intention to portray an opal better in my images than it appears in real life. The images you see are accurate to the best of my ability. Generally, with the opal in hand you will see higher lustre; and greater depth and liveliness than I capture in my images.

If you are new to opals then you should know that it is impossible to capture the exact nature of an opal in images. Many opals look different under different lighting conditions. Make sure to look at your opal with the sun at your back and coming over your shoulder. Not all opals look best in full sunlight. Some opals look better with less light and some opals look drastically different on cloudy days or in the morning light . I hope you have fun exploring the wonderful world of opal.

Opal Buying Tips

If you have any questions about these or any other subjects then please feel free to ask. 

PLEASE KNOW ABOUT ANLGES!   Watch for any opal that is shown only from certain angles. This can be a way of making a highly directional opal look much better in images than it actually looks in hand. A highly directional opal is less valuable than a similar opal that is less directional.


The owner of this website wrote a nice article about buying opals on the internet  CLICK HERE  to read it.


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