Opal, 4.10ct. Welo, Very Rare, Dark-Base, No Smoke, Oval Cabochon, Hexagon Honeycomb
Gem Type - Welo Opal NO SMOKE TREATMENT
Shape - Oval Cabochon
Color - Dark Base, Hexagon Honeycomb, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Pinkish Red
Weight - 4.10 carats
Clarity - Translucent
Luster - Excellent
Treatment - None, Natural dark-base and no smoke was used to darken the color. 100% natural.
Origin - Ethiopia
Size - 15.0 x 9.0 x 5.5 mm
Hardness - Opals are always soft gems and best for occasional wear or as pendants. They are also frequently intolerant of chemicals and may absorb oils. Mild soap and water only for cleaning.
Notes - Dark-base Well opals are ver desirable. This caused many dealers to start smoking the opals to make the base darken artificially. The difference in price between a smoked and non-smoked opal is dramatic. Non smoked are much prettier since no dark film obscures the vivid colors. We do not sell smoked opals.