8.63 ct. Ethiopian Opal Cabochon - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

8.63 ct. Ethiopian Opal

  • Color: White / Play-of-Color

  • Clarity: Translucent

  • Origin: Wollo Province, Ethiopia

  • Cut: Oval Cabochon

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 18.3 x 13.3 mm

The remarkable gem Opals coming from Ethiopia continue to be extremely popular.  The material itself is very fine and supplies are relatively good - prices remain nicely competitive for the quality of these.  As soon as mining is interrupted or supplies fall short, we expect a significant price up tick.  The play-of-color that this material is capable of is downright astonishing - broad patches of bright green, highlights of red and even blue and violet.  Here, this remarkable display is set on a fantastic, large colorless body with an excellent level of translucency. Great coverage of color and superb size - a full spectral range of color that would look great mounted.

$75 / carat - $647 total