|Dimensions (mm)||not provided|
|Weight (carats)||14 carats|
13.76 carats, measuring 25 mm x 14 mm x 14 mm
This piece is white crystal with multicolor fire. A whole rainbow of broadflash color fills the large flake and the fire takes the distinctive column or pillar shape unique to Welo opal. This will cut a stunning piece full of multicolor fire in distinctive patterns.
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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