Welo Opal Loose Gemstone Light Blue Ethiopian 7x5 Oval Cut Designer Carribean Aqua Turquoise Flash Glow Faceted Gemstone RARE Dyed One

Welo Opal Loose Gemstone Light Blue Ethiopian 7x5 Oval Cut Designer Carribean Aqua Turquoise Flash Glow Faceted Gemstone RARE Dyed One

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Light Aqua Blue
Welo Opal
Weight 0.500 carats
size - 7mm x 5mm x 2.5mm
origin - Africa, Ethiopia
AAA Grade
cut - Brilliant Round
handmade handcut
treatment - dyed
Mohs Hardness - 5.5-6
Opal is the October Birth Stone

It has a lot of great bright glowing Aqua and green fire in jelly material. This is hand cut material that is dyed an amazing color.

This opal has really intense flashing even in low light. If you get it wet, Don't freak out when the intense flashing disappears, it is a hydrofoil stone, and when it dries out again it will flash again. Welo opals are known for showing a full spectrum of color in one opal at the same time.

Welos are a recent discovery 2008 in Welo province of Ethiopia. They have quickly become very popular and also very expensive - rivaling even the Australian opals with their brilliant color and fire. Even though they have been on the market only a little over a couple of years, they are proving to be as stable, and thus resistant to cracking and crazing, as the Australian opals.

Welo opals are hydrophane which means they are porous and absorb water, and other wet stuff. It has also been referred to as the "Chalk Opal" The opal will change color and may become clear and almost totally colorless when exposed to water, but do not worry! Once it dries out, it will return to its brilliant color.

A total show stopper! A MUST have if you are a High end or Fine jeweler.

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