Each one of our Welo opal jewelry items is set with an untreated natural opal gemstone! Here at mineralminers.com, we don't have any created opals! We have genuine Welo opal jewelry designs available with cabochon gems of natural solid opal in both 14k white gold and in 14k yellow gold. In addition to our natural Welo opal jewelry, we are also offering genuine boulder opal jewelry, genuine jelly opal jewelry (Ethiopian opal jewelry), genuine precious opal jewelry, genuine Mexican fire opal jewelry, and genuine pink opal jewelry designs set in a variety of styles in pendants, earrings, necklaces, opal rings and opal bracelets.
The recent discovery of fine natural Ethiopian opal near Delanta in the Welo Province of Ethiopia is producing very stable jewelry grade opal with bright color-play in red, green, blue, and orange colors often in very beautiful patterns. These natural opals are popularly known as Ethiopian opals or Welo Opals. The Welo opal is completely natural and has proven to be just as hard and stable as fine Brazilian opal, and just as hard and stable as the opals used in fine Australian opal jewelry. The body color of the Welo opal ranges from golden to orange-brown, and also from milky white to colorless to blue, and the transparency varies from translucent to crystal clear. The transparent Welo opals with color play are sometimes called jelly opal gemstones when they have a gelatinous look. The Transparent Welo opals with fine color play are also sometimes called crystal opal gemstones. Both have beautiful flashes of color inside.
We grade our Ethiopian opals from the lowest to the highest quality as follows: commercial quality - fine quality - very fine quality - extra fine quality. These Welo opals tend to absorb water and change their transparency and colors if placed in water, and then they recover their original play of color and transparency after being removed from the water and drying out. Natural opals with this unusual behaviour are known as hydrophane opal. We have these natural Welo opals set into beautiful Welo opal necklaces, jelly & crystal opal earrings, and wonderful handcrafted opal bracelets!
We also have several different varieties of natural agate jewelry in stock including natural lace agate jewelry and natural fire agate jewelry available in handcrafted rings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets.
See our page displaying boulder opal Mineral Specimens, as well as our natural gemstone jewelry pages displaying tanzanite earrings and other fine tanzanite jewelry items. See also our genuine moonstone jewelry designs including natural rainbow moonstone jewelry, and our genuine aquamarine jewelry items. We have been mining for aquamarine, citrine, topaz and tourmaline in Brazil for more than 25 years, and we have beautiful green tourmaline jewelry items available including wonderful green tourmaline rings & green tourmaline earrings set in solid 14k gold. See also our selection of genuine blue sapphire jewelry. In addition to our beautiful Welo opal jewelry designs, we also have a large selection of genuine peridot jewelry items with a large selection of superior quality sterling silver peridot jewelry designs.
See also some of our other natural gemstone jewelry pages: alexandrite jewelry (natural color change alexandrite jewelry designs), as well as our genuine garnet jewelry in each of the natural garnet varieties including the brilliant demantoid garnet jewelry, the traditional deep red garnet jewelry, the rare hessonite garnet jewelry used in Vedic astrology, the beautiful orange mandarin garnet jewelry, the very rare color change garnet jewelry, and the rich green tsavorite garnet jewelry and Merelani mint green garnet jewelry. In addition to our natural red garnet jewelry designs, see also our genuine Colombian emerald jewelry.
To see more opal photos, just select another item category from the table below. To see photos of another mineral variety, select any item category link in our Mineral Inventory & Factsheet Index.
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|Opal Gemstones||Genuine Opal Jewelry:
(opal earrings, opal pendants, opal rings, and opal necklaces)
Ethiopian Opal Jewelry
Boulder Opal Jewelry
Mexican Fire Opal Jewelry
Precious Opal Jewelry
Natural Opal Jewelry Designs
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We do have additional Welo opal jewelry in stock in Welo opal pendants, Welo opal earrings and Welo opal necklaces, so be sure to let us know if you have any Welo opal jewelry special requests.
We have a large variety of natural gemstone jewelry designs available with many different kinds of natural gemstones. Our selection of wonderful natural color aquamarine jewelry is available with many different aquamarine gemstone shapes and sizes to choose from. We also have genuine sapphire jewelry designs in each of the natural sapphire varieties including genuine yellow sapphire jewelry in 14k gold earrings and pendants, genuine pink sapphire jewelry with 14k gold necklaces and earrings, genuine blue sapphire jewelry designs with pendants and rings set in solid 14k gold, and genuine white sapphire jewelry designs.
Our selection of genuine zircon jewelry is set with natural zircon gemstones mined in Tanzania, and our natural color iolite jewelry is available in solid 14k white gold necklaces and pendants. We also have natural iolite jewelry available in solid 14k yellow gold earrings.
We have a very large selection of natural color pink tourmaline jewelry items in stock, and we have tourmaline jewelry in each of the other natural tourmaline colors.
See also our natural color sunset tourmaline jewelry with beautiful peach-pink hues, and our natural color green tourmaline jewelry in all shades from light mint greens to very rich dark greens!
See the links below for a selection of our genuine gemstone jewelry in rings, necklaces and earrings.
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