WELO ROUGH OPAL frosty blue green crystal rough 20.9 ct Z118

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 24 x 16 x 14mm
Weight (carats) 21 carats

Welo Top Grade Cutters

20.86 carats, measuring 24 mm x 16 mm x 14 mm

This piece is a clear crystal body. It has a frosty skin and the intense fire within makes the stone itself look blue green. This stone has a full spectrum of colors within, a bright and fiery play of color display. There are a couple of cracks and this piece will not cut one large finished opal. It will cut two or three beautiful and brightly colored opals.

Welo opal has hydrophane properties and will absorb water. Wetting it will cause it to gain weight and will affect both the body tone and color display. This rough has not been watered for weight or extra brightness, No treatments of any kind. Pictures are all taken dry, mostly in sunshine or bright overcast.

This site has a forum with lots of discussion on cutting Ethiopian opals in general and Welo rough in particular. I have posted lots of cutting information there and several other cutters have as well. We invite you to share your cutting experiences as well. Please contact me for more specific advice on cutting this piece. I'm happy to help my customers anytime.

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Auction ID 215479
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Starts 20th Oct 2016 12:03pm PDT
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