8.63 ct. Ethiopian Opal
Color: White / Play-of-Color
Origin: Wollo Province, Ethiopia
Cut: Oval Cabochon
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.