Very nice stone! Very good seller!
|Dimensions (mm)||17 x 16 x 8mm|
|Weight (carats)||10 carats|
I PAY THE SHIPPING!!!
AS YOU CAN SEE I LIKE RAINBOWS AND AM BRINGING TO YOU SOME OF THE BEST IN MY COLLECTION AND IN FACT JUST SOME OF THE BEST!!
THIS BEAUTY IS A 10.1ct TRILLION SHAPED WELO CRYSTAL AT 17x16x8.3mm! I CUR IT WITH A THICK GIRDLE (OUTSIDE BAND) ABOUT 4 TO 5mm WIDE AND YOU'LL SEE WHY WHEN YOU SEE THE VIDEO!!
THERE IS RAINBOW RIBBON WRAPPED COMPLETELY AROUND THIS SUPERGEM AT THE GIRDL AND IT ISN'T A FAINT EMMISSION, BUT A HOT HOT 5/5 BLAZING RAINBOW RIBBON!!
AND THAT BRINGS US TO THE HIGHER DOMED SIDE AND YOU HAVE MORE RAINBOWS HERE AND GUESS WHAT?? YUP! YOU GOT IT! PUZZLE PIECES IN 3D LAYERS WITH BRILLIANT WELL DEFINED PUZZLE PIECES, JUST RIGHT THERE FOR YOUR AMAZEMENT!!!
BUT WAIT, USALLY I DESCRIBE (THAT'S WHAT THE DESCRIPTION SECTION IS FOR) TWO PLANES OF THESE GEMS SIDE 1 AND IF WE'RE LUCKEY THE #2 SIDE HAS SOMETHING INTERESTING AND SURE ENOUGH I LOOKED ON THE OTHER SIDE (LOWER DOMED) AND I FOUND RAFTS (THAT'S WHAT A BUNCH OF HONEYCOMB THAT HANGS TOGETHER AND LIGHTS UP IN UNIFORM) OF ALL OF THESE SMALL RAINBOW HONEYCOMB DANCING AND RAFTING TO THEIR HEARTS DELIGHT!!!
SO THAT IS 3 DESCRIPTIONS, RAINBOW RIBBON, RAINBOW PUZZLE, AND RAINBOW HONEYCOMB!! SO I GET PAID 3 TIMES ON THIS ONE!!!
THAT BRINGS THE OBVIOUS QUESTION "HOW MANY RAINBOW HONEYCOMB HAVE YOU SEEN??" AND I JUST THREW IN THE RIBBON AND PUZZLES FOR FREE!!!!!
This is a natural untreated Gem from the welo opal fields in Ethiopia.The material from this area is very bright to BRILLIANT.
The pictures were taken dry UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
Weight 10.1cts app
Size 17x16x8.3mm app
New Play-of-Color Opal from Welo, Ethiopia.
A new source of high-quality play-of-color opal was discovered in early 2008 in Welo Province, Ethiopia, about 500 km north of Addis Ababa. This deposit is geographically distinct from the Mezezo deposit in Shewa Province, which was discovered in the early 1990s.
I started buying Welo (Gondar Privince) rough opal in mid 2009 and buying the best and the biggest I could get a hold of and afford. I started cutting it immediatly and honed my skills by applying knowledge gleened from over 50 years of cutting opal from all over the world.
I've let this rough set to establish a sucessful "DRY TIME" AND NOW IT HAS ALL AT LEAST 1 YEAR DRY OR MORE so you should have no worries about the stability of these highly polished Gems. I've found that the more the surface is unpolished the more susceptible to fluctuating humidity. It is a possibility with this Welo Opal to change clarity depending on your local humidity, in the case that it does you are more than welcome to return it under the conditions of our return policy.
This Welo Rough has it's own requirements to sucessfully cut and polish and a good part of selling it is getting pictures and video that closely resemble the finished piece in hand, so to solve that problem I've come up with a series of different light frequencies combined in what I call my "Halo Light". It has solved a lot of those problems, but we have left the problem of this light leaving a large reflection on these highly polished Gem surfaces, so when you see several white light reflections, no I wasn't attacked by a flying sauscer while taking pictures, it's just my "Halo Light"!!
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All payment must be made within 3 days after close of auction, or we may re-list the item without further notice --We will ship as soon as practical after payment is cleared through PayPal.
WE WILL PAY FOR SHIPPING, BUT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INSURANCE - PLEASE WE WILL NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSSES DURING SHIPPING.
We will insure items on your behalf by request and make claims for you in the event of a loss.
PLEASE NOTE!!! For insurance you will need to contact us prior to paying for your item, otherwise your item will NOT be insured, if a loss occurs WE will not accept any responsibility. Please enquire about the total cost for more expensive shipments.
Please allow 1 to 6 weeks delivery by USPS the mail system is slow and inconsistent, please be patient.
RETURNS_ If you are not happy with your opal, please contact us first for advice, if you still want to return it thats OK, we will gladly exchange it for something else you choose.
|Starts||19th Feb 2013 11:40pm PST|
|Standard Shipping||$0.00||21 Days|
|Shipping Insurance all providers $578.60 (optional)|