WELO rough White Crystal body Full o' RED FIRE 10.5 ct Z124

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) not provided
Weight (carats) 12 carats

Welo Top Grade Cutters

10.5 carats, measuring 22 mm x 14 mm x 12 mm

This piece is white crystal with a broadflash color display. Red is the most visible color in the available windows. A close inspection shows green blue and yellow as well. All these colors will shine clear and bright when the opal is cut from the rough.

I have candled this rough and cannot see any evidence of cracking and can predict that the rough will yield one large stone of great beauty. It is a good shape for high yield as a pear or oval and will cut a high dome cabochon.

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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Starts 29th Dec 2016 6:03am PST
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