4.80 ct.Ethiopian Welo Opal, 5/5 Oval Cabochon, Honeycomb Top Fire
4.80 ct. Ethiopian Welo Opal, 5/5 Oval Cabochon, Honeycomb Top Fire
Gem Type - Welo Opal
Color - PLEASE SEE VIDEO FOR COLOR, 5/5 Unusual pastel Peach, orange and salmon tones blend with electric yellow and greens, reds.
Weight - 4.80 carats
Clarity - Translucent
Luster - Excellent
Origin - Ethiopia, Welo Mine Area
Size - 16.3 x 11.5 x 4.7mm
Hardness - MOHS scale - 5.5 - 6.5 Opals are soft and should be occasional wear in rings. They wear better in pendants and earrings where they are les likely to be damaged than on the hand. But women have been wearing them in rings for centuries. Avoid oils and chemicals.
Fine example of honeycomb opal with flashing fire that fills the combs with vivid green peach, orage and salmon work well with intense yellow and green, redflashes this is 5/5 (color and brightness) top quality welo opal.