Ethiopian Opal, or Welo Opal, was discovered approximately 700km North West of the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa at a mining site known as Welo in 2008. Ethiopian Opal represents some of the Earth’s best crystal material, and is so very unique to any other gemstone that has been found to date.Read More
Ethiopian Opal is considered by many jewellers around the world to be one of the finest quality opals. The high transparency of these opals allows you to facet, carve or cab these opals if you wish very easily! Much of the material in these opals is hydrothane; meaning it can soak up water! That means these opals do change colours in different climates. The material wont ‘dry out’ or crack due to this, however you should avoid soaking in water.