|Dimensions (mm)||18 x 13 x 6mm|
|Weight (carats)||4 carats|
Gem Type: Genuine Natural Opal
Origin: Northern Ethiopian city of Gondar
Carat Weight: 4.04 *
Size: 18.00 x 13.00 x 6.00 mm
Shape : ARTISTIC CUT
Colors : MULTI COLORS
opal has been a gemstone that lots of people love and some adore with a passion. I fit into the second category, probably because opal is about the only gemstone that can have such a diverse brilliance of colour that encompasses the whole of the colour spectrum. Because of this I find it such an uplifting and beautiful stone.
Good Ethiopian opals are quite diverse and ever since I first acquired them have shown a variety of base colours, including red, orange, clear, white, grey, black, yellow, blue, brown and green. The play of colour shows in the usual way or as a contra-luz, when held against a light. The best pieces show vivid play of colour usually with the full colour spectrum as well as turquoises and indigos.
You can see from the photos that this material can be polished. However it should be noted that a lot of the opals do in fact show internal fractures and crazing that in my opinion do not detract from their Natural beauty. In fact I wear a polished slice showing fractures which I made into a pendant, and it is always admired. AlI The opals here that have been cut ,Show no fractures at all.
It is still relatively early days in the exploration of these opals and We are finding new techniques and ways to bring these beautiful opals to the market.
The photographs will never do these opals justice, so if you are interested .you need to find and hold the real things to discover, just how amazing they are.
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