Black Opal warning-Many sites sell Eita Ridge Black opal.
This is not Australian black opal.
Its is treated Welo opal from Ethiopia.Many images are over enhanced to look like Black Opal.
ALL OUR SELLERS LIST THIS OPAL AS SMOKED ETHIOPIAN OPAL
Buyer feedback on eBay for Eita Ridge Black Opal
Note links back to item do not work, so eBay is helping these scammers as genuine buyers cannot compare items to help them make a uniformed decision
Note majority of sellers are from Thailand
Note inaccurate Description example most state UNTREATED which is obvious lie
Example negative Feedback
All Opals are NOT NATURAL (TREATED). Re-tested & proved on artificial color! Buyer:
Sep-25-13 14:28 Feedback conversation
1.33Ct WORLD RAREST! MUSEUM GEM! MULTI FLASHY EITA RIDGE BLACK OPAL (#141020588859)
GIA TESTS OF ALL COLORS OF ETHIOPIA OPALS INDICATE ALL 250+ DYED FACETED & CABS Buyer:
Aug-19-13 07:34 Feedback conversation
3.08Ct WORLD RAREST MUSEUM GEM! MULTI FLASHY EITA RIDGE BLACK OPAL (#121130743814)
Note Museum quality is complete lie No Museum would buy treated Gemstone.
Always buy from Verified opal sellers or opal miners
Buying from Thailand buyers on Ebay
Caveat Emptor Opals on ebay!
Some of these eBay sellers have over 30,000 feedbacks and many buyers think they own a genuine black opal
Opalauctions has now placed BAN on any new EBay sellers selling on our site or any new Thailand sellers as they would not meet our Verification process.
We do have some established sellers who sell on eBay or based in Thailand but they are Verified and many have been successful selling on our site for years. .
Ebay does make it difficult for genuine opal sellers.
Wayne sedawie 12 November 2013
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