Ethiopian Opal 14x10mm Oval Cabochon 5.50ct
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These all natural stones are known to many as the "queen of gems". Ablaze with a kaleidoscopic range of fiery color and simply mesmerizing! Ethiopian Opal...no two stones are alike!
What is it about opals? Perhaps the appeal lies in the fact that opals are rainbows you can hold in your hands, wear at your neckline, drop from your ears and wrap around your wrists.
Opals, with their lively colors, match everything and anything. Red, green, yellow, blue, orange, pink … opals have it all. And they love to show off.
At their most alluring, opals represent a gathering of elusive rainbows that flash, sparkle and hide in an unending dance. Almost ethereal, opals have a cool inner light that scatters from the heart of each stone — the perfect backdrop for soft splashes of blue, whispers of yellow, occasional pops of pink, green, orange and red.
What is it about opals? They are spectacular stones with haunting beauty, interior rainbows, and/or fascinating fern-like inclusions. Opals are true masterpieces from Mother Nature.
Australian opals are considered amongst the finest mined anywhere. Australia and opals are forever linked. Jewelry lovers know that, for superior quality, choose opals mined in Australia.
Australia mines more opals than any other nation in the world. And not just conventional opals — as if there is anything conventional about this beguiling stone. Currently, Lightning Ridge in Australia is the only place in the world where black opals are mined.
Black opals aren’t black at all. They have intense play of color and backgrounds that may seem black or gray. Virtually all black opals are mined at Lightning Ridge in Australia.
It’s the perfect backdrop for the explosion of color that makes black opals so intriguing.
Dendritic opals have fern-like inclusions that will turn heads and ignite conversations. The fascinating inclusions are caused by metallic oxides and characterized by bold and/or lace-like patterns within the gem. Each creates a one-of-a-kind “picture” and becomes a one-of-a-kind gemstone treasure.
Ethiopian Welo opals are relative newcomers on the opal scene. First mined in 2008, the remote location of the mines where they are found demands hardy, artisanal miners. That means the process is painstakingly slow and difficult. Colors range from calm blues and greens to bright oranges, yellows, and dramatic reds. Experts agree that the play-of-color in Ethiopian opal is among the very best.
Oregon opals have a misty, gel-like quality and are found in an array of colors. These stones have a compelling, spirit-like beauty that is almost heavenly.
Precious fire opals have the play of color that makes opals so desirable, although it is less pronounced than in other opals. For those who love red, orange and greens, these opals are sure to fulfill your opal dreams.
It’s no wonder that opal folklore is abundant. This lovely stone has captured the attention of mankind for ... well, pretty much forever! Most folklore centers around the play-of-color opals.
Some ancient cultures believed opal could render the carrier invisible ... especially when it was wrapped in a bay leaf. Still others believed that the inner fire of opals attracts forces that bring money.
In ancient Rome, this gem symbolized love and hope. (What a pity that it later became associated with ill fortune.)
Of course, folklore isn’t factual, but it adds an interesting twist to this stone’s story.
The Savvy Shopper: Opals are easily scratched, so be sure to store them away from your other jewelry. Don’t soak them or subject them to harsh chemicals. Dip them in warm, sudsy water, rinse and wipe dry. NOTE: Do NOT soak opals in water or any other liquid.
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- 5.5 ctw
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- 14.00mm L x 10.00mm W
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While we often think of opal in terms of phenomenal play of color, this gemstone family is full of other unique and appealing members that have their own allure. Gems can be transparent, translucent or opaque and form in almost any color in many locations around the world. Get to know all the varieties of this unique family by looking at our fire opal, dendritic opal, hyalite, Caramel Spice Opal (TM), Morado Opal (TM), along with even more blue, pink and green varieties. With such an endless array, opal truly is the 'Queen of Gemstones'.
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