|Dimensions (mm)||not provided|
|Weight (carats)||12 carats|
11.52 carats, measuring 18 mm x 14 mm x 12 mm
This piece is part of a very special parcel of top grade brightness, rare body tone and highly geometric patterns of opal rough. All of this group are grades above most of what is offered on the internet anywhere today.
Blue crystal body has floating colors in flake and wisp patterns of all colors. Very clean interior and chunky body shape will produce a faceted brilliant gemstone of a large size, or a very large and high dome cabachon.
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. It's been a rainy summer.
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||27th May 2017 1:03pm PDT|
|Ends||28th May 2017 1:00pm PDT|
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