Quality Finish cut stone Ethiopean opal 1.98 cts

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 16 x 9 x 3mm
Weight (carats) 2 carats



Gem Type: Genuine Natural Opal

Origin:  Ethiopian city of Welo

Carat Weight: 1.98  *

Size: 15.5 x 8.7 x 3.00 mm

 Shape :  Free shape      

    Colors : MULTI COLORS

 Quality Grade  Ethiopian Opal .
 The photos of this opal is the true color of the opal.This opal is positively stunning and perfectly stable .
 Definitely the most exciting new opal we have EVER seen.
The Northern Ethiopian city of Gondar.
 The material is highly stable in comparison to other material from Ethiopia and comes in an endless palette of superb and gorgeous, often 5/5 brightness fire on very unusual base colors that range from crystal clear to nearly black.  The opal is probably most similar to the Kalimaya material found in Indonesia but without true comparison as far as quality and beauty are concerned.
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 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.

To see more opals click on my other items

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$55.00 thehattoman
3rd May 2012 4:58am PDT
$45.00 thehattoman
3rd May 2012 4:57am PDT
$35.00 milanoj
19th Nov 2011 11:50pm PST
$25.00 sillisteven1
25th Sep 2011 9:55am PDT
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