|Dimensions (mm)||not provided|
|Weight (carats)||10 carats|
9.62 carats, measuring 19 mm x 14 mm x 10 mm
This piece is white crystal body with bright multicolor fire. The pattern is blocky geometric, and could be close to harlequin if the pattern holds across the whole opal. A small section is going tan and would cut a small stone with fire, leaving the larger piece with the geometric fire to cut another larger opal of great beauty.
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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