23.47 ct. Ethiopian Welo Opal Top Color, Top 5/5 Color and Brightness, Oval Cabochon flat back for easy mount.
23.47 ct. Ethiopian Welo Opal Top Color, 5/5 Color and Brightness, Oval
GEM TYPE - Welo Opal
COLOR - Almost every color. Opals show: blue, orange, red, green, yellow, salmon-peach Rated a perfect 5 in color.
CLARITY - Opaque. Rates a perfect 5 in brightness.
CARAT WEIGHT- 23.47 ct.
CUT - Cabachon
SHAPE - Oval
SIZE - 26.96 mm x 19.29 mm x 8.77mm
RARITY -VERY RARE at this quality and size from the top mines known as Welo mines. This material may equal and surpass the older opals no longer available in Lightning Ridge in any number. Some establishments have been selling these as Australian Lightning Ridge opals. They will mine out just like the Lightning Ridge mines and prices will Soar! They are now a fraction of their true worth and are being used by most of the top designers globally. 5/5 means the crystal opal has perfect brightness and color so if you want an opal attractive in all light bit just darkness look for top Welo Ethiopian Opal. No treatment, no fillers, smoke or fake opals that have slammed the world market with cheap fake opals and are even being sold in jewelry stores.
ORIGIN - “WELO,” the top opal mines in Ethiopia.
NOTES - When the “Lightning Ridge,” Australia opal mine was discovered they over mined the material and now a single gem can cost over 25,000.00 per carat in black opal (see black opals), and top Welo opals are being used in lieu of Lightning Ridge Crystal Opals now mined out for the most part and they are often not disclosed amd are equally beautiful.