Rough Ethiopian Welo - Crystal Opal - "Forest Fire" - (28x24x16mm - 53 carats) - POC-0245
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This beautiful rough opal, found in Ethiopia, displays an unprecedented colour palette. This mysterious rough opal fits into any collection. We are delighted to offer this beautiful opal. As you can see in the picture, the opal has a beautiful rough appearance with distinct colours.
Important to know: Raw opals should be kept moist to avoid cracking or breaking. You can certainly take the opal out for viewing. However, make sure you keep them in a moist environment, moist grip bag or a moist box.
Nice to know: did you know that opals are a lot rarer than diamonds?
The Play of Colours 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 opal's beautiful darkness and distinct and beautiful colours characterise it. This opal will do extremely well in the collection of a specialist or connoisseur.
- Finest colour grade: Natural Opal, POC-0245;
- Carat: 53 carats;
- Colour: Beautiful deep colours;
- Shape: Rough;
- Dimensions: 28x24x16mm;
- Clarity: Translucent;
- Cut Quality: Rough Opal, amazing quality;
- Origin: Ethiopia, Welo;
- Treatment: none.