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I've worked with many Ethiopian opals and this particular piece has extremely intense color play that displays the whole rainbow of colors. You can somewhat see the slight honey comb pattern that lies within. There are many mediocre Welo opals out there, but this is not one of them. It is a remarkable specimen of the finest color quality. That being said, this is not a piece that would be ideal for cutting (rough), due to internal imperfections, but it is an amazing display specimen.

One amazing characteristic of this material is that it is hydrophane, meaning it will absorb and release water. That being said, if you want to clean or remove any dust from this material, we do not recommend submerging it in water, but rather do it with a dry cloth with no chemicals or cleaning agents.

We consider this to be a Thumbnail (TN) sized specimen. This beautiful mineral specimen is available today! 

  • Locality: Welo Ethiopia
  • Measurement: 32mm x 20mm x 16mm
  • Weight: 58ct

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What makes jewelry & gemstones from us unlike anything else?

Our family has over 30 years of experience in the jewelry and gemstone business. Most of gemstones you see are cut by Steve Moriarty and all the jewelry designs were done by in house artist, Christopher Michael. No other company puts so much effort behind every gemstone and every design. Buying from Moriarty's Gem Art, you get more than gift, you get a story.

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