Gem Ethiopian Welo Opal 4.8 ct
Natural Solid Untreated Welo Ethiopian Opal Polished Stone
Weight : 4.8 carats
Dimensions : 16 x 11 x 7mm
Source : Welo, Ethiopia
Size and weight are approximate
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We offer a lifetime guarantee for natural cracks that may form in our opals. There is a very low chance that this can happen, however occasionally it might. Our guarantee excludes any opals sold with existing fractures.
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Australian Opals do not change their appearance after exposure to heat / climate / humidity / water.
An Australian Opal will not be damaged when exposed to light chemicals such as dishwashing detergent or hand soap. You should not however expose your opal to hasher chemicals such as bleach or ammonia.
They are however susceptible to cracking it knocked hard enough. If wearing your opal set in a ring you should always be careful that it is not knocked during physical activities.
If undertaking some form of sport or manual labour, please take off your ring so that it is not damaged.
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. Read more here about ethiopian opals