Custom Wire Wrapped Welo Opal Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer Sterling Silver .935
Welo Opal “Ethiopian Opals”
Many of the opals mined in Ethiopia are hydrophane opals, particularly from the Welo rocks.
Hydrophane Opal is a fresh word designed to define a specific Opal form. Opals have been mined for thousands of years in Europe and more than 165 years in Australia. However, the finding of opals from Ethiopia and Hydrophane has been around for only about 20 years.
Color And Brightness In Ethiopian Welo Opal
This relates to the opal flame. These Ethiopian opals ‘ transparent inner flame has characteristics that create the flame feel 3D. In most opals, this 3-dimensional color element is uncommon. It appears to have caught flames within the opal.
Size: 1 1/8 × 7/16 inch or 35mm x 11mm