Very nice stone! Very good seller!
|Dimensions (mm)||28 x 16 x 6mm|
|Weight (carats)||12 carats|
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HERE IS ONE THAT IS WHAT WELO IS ALL ABOUT, HOT FIRE AND REALLY UNUSUAL COLORS AND PATERNS, THAT IS WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT WELO!!
JUST LOOK AT THIS ONE AND YOU'LL NOTICE THESE BEAUTIFUL OVALS, NOT HONEYCOMB BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CELLULAR AND HAVE ABOUT AS MUCH NEGATIVE OVALS AS POSITIVE OVALS.
WHAT IS NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE?? WE SEE MOST OF ALL THE DIFFERENT PATERNS IN POSITIVE FORM, BUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WE'LL SEE SOME HONEYCOMB THAT INSTEAD OF THE ROUND OR IRREGULAR FORMS LIGHT UP IT'S THE CELL WALLS AROUND THE HONEYCOMB THAT LIGHTS UP INSTEAD LEAVING A BLANK SPOT IN THE COLORPLAY AND WHEN YOU MOVE THE GEM A LITTLE THE BLANK SPOT CAN GO POSITIVE AGAIN.
WE HAVE THAT SAME THING HAPPENING HERE WITH THESE OVALS, BUT INSTEAD OF HAVING CELLULAR WALLS, LIKE HONEYCOMB, THESE OVALS ARE SCATTERED AROUND RANDOMLY IN A BACKGROUND LOOKING LIKE A TAPE OR RIBBON. LOOK CLOSELY IN SOME OF THE PICTURES SHOWING NEGATIVE AND YOU CAN SEE THE BLANK OVALS AND THE TAPE IS VISABLE, SOMETIMES BARELY VISIBLE AND IN ONE PICTURE THE TAPE IS BRIGHT AND COLORFUL.
REMEMBER THERE ARE NO CELLS TO HAVE CELL WALLS IN TUBULAR DESIGN LIKE ALL THE CELLULAR PATERNS HAVE.
AND THIS IS JUST PART OF THE MANY PATTERNS YOU'LL FIND IN THIS SPECTACULAR GEM!! YOU'LL ALSO FIND THIS 11.8ct BEAUTY IS A LARGE 28x16x6mm PEAR SHAPE
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 11.8cts app
Size 28x16x6mm approx
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 2008 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.
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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||1st Mar 2013 9:50pm PST|
|Standard Shipping||$0.00||21 Days|
|Shipping Insurance all providers $673.80 (optional)|