Ethiopian Opal Pairs direct from the mines of Africa. Opal Pairs
are hard to match perfectly.
But Ethiopian or Welo crystal opal to match well.
The opal pairs can be cabochon or faceted. The faceted Ethiopian
opals do have strong fire colors reflected by faceting and it takes experienced
cutters to shape and cut to maximize the fire colour of the opal after faceting.
Ethiopian crystal opals are mostly used for opal pairs as
dark colored opals do not match as easy as crystal opals.
Facetted crystal opals,
when bezel set are enhanced, and most are lot brighter colour.
Most Ethiopian opal pairs are calibrated size 7x5 mm or 8x6
mm and other opals are not calibrated ,so this is good advantage as Ethiopian opal
earring setting standard calibrated size can be purchased or made at reasonable
cost compared to no calibrated opals.