Item Information

Dimensions (mm) not provided
Weight (carats) 27 carats

 header main 


This natural untreated specimen is  from a stunning new find in the Gondar area of Ethiopia.This specimen is called hydrophane as it changes colour from white base to crystal when emersed in water .From our experience most of the material from Gondor is hydroplane.We have taken the photos dry  and wet to show the difference.The wet specimen is placed on a black backing which gives a real kick to the colour

Always let the stone dry out slowerly-do not place under  strong  hot lights.

We have rubbed parts down genlty on a 600 rubber wheel so there are no visible scratch marks.

The opal is not as hard as Australian material as you can feel that it is softer when rubbing it down..There is not much history to this opal but it feels healthy.The chocolate variety has been around for app 15 years and is well known.It appears to be formed by  a sedimentary process unlike the other Ethiopian opal which is from Rhylotic Nodulars and can have a lot of matrix around it.This opal can be cut in to a stone or it be be  kept it in a specimen jar with water and admire its stunning brightness which is brilliant 5/5.

For tips on cutting this stone go to  the OPAL FORUM section on the front page-Then go to CUTTING OPAL and you will see CUTTING /STABILIZING ETHIOPIAN OPAL.


Contra luz colours

Weight  27 cts app 

Size 23 x  20x 12 mm app



14m 40s

Buy Now $34.00
Make an Offer
Shipping $4.00
21 Days via Standard Shipping
0 bids placed so far
Add to Watch List Ask a Question * All prices in USD

Audit Information

The Opal Sheriff program allows our members to request an audit on any auction, which is completed by an independent gemologist who assesses the accuracy of the item description and pictures.

Request Audit

Pricing & Details

Bid Increment $1.00
Starting Bid $34.00
Auction ID 167999
Watchers 2 watching
Viewed 1,031 times
Starts 22nd Feb 2017 8:48pm PST
Ends 24th Feb 2017 8:45pm PST

Shipping & Insurance

Provider Shipping Transit
FedEx $25.00 5 Days
Registered Shipping $15.00 10 Days
Standard Shipping $4.00 21 Days
Shipping Insurance all providers $7.00 (optional)

About Volcanicopals

Hello! Opal Auctions is an international marketplace offering Opal Stones, Rough & Jewelry from professional Opal cutters, dealers & miners. Register for $10 off your first purchase.