Ethiopian Welo Smoked Opal - 'Colourful Honeycomb' - (10.8 x 8.6 x 5.5mm - 2.3 carats ) - POC-0187
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This beautiful opal, found in Ethiopia, exhibits an unprecedented colour palette. This mysterious opal is hugely interesting for any collection. I would say, look no further. We are delighted to offer this beautiful opal. As you can see from the picture, the opal has a beautiful cut with distinct colours.
Nice to know: did you know that opals are a lot rarer than diamonds?
The 'Play of Colours' aka colour play is an optical phenomenon that describes the interaction between opals and light. When white light enters the gemstone, it bounces across the silica spheres inside and reflects a myriad of bright colours across the surface of the stone. The play of colours is not necessarily an optical illusion as much as a spectacle of light and reflection. Still, it is hard to believe your eyes when you see the vivid colour spectacle before you.
These photos are real and unedited. It is a beautiful snapshot of this opal.
The colours found in this opal:
This opal comes from Ethiopia and is definitely one of the more beautiful opals. The beautiful darkness of the smoked opal and the distinct and beautiful colours characterise this opal. This opal will do very well in the collection of a specialist or connoisseur.
- Finest colour grade:Natural Opal, POC-0187;
- Carat: 2,3 carats;
- Colour: Smoked and coloured;
- Dimensions: 10,8 x 8,6 x 5,5 mm;
- Cut Quality: Facetted, amazing quality;
- Origin: Ethiopia, Welo;
- Treatment: Smoked.