Natural Ethiopian Opal items in our online Opal Store!
Here at mineralminers.com, we do not have any lab-created opal, we only have real natural opals that formed inside the earth.
We have natural Ethiopian opal gem grade rough and mineral specimens available for use as collector quality mineral specimens just as they are, or they can be set in jewelry "as is". They also can be handcrafted into carvings and cabochon gems of natural solid opal with beautiful color play!
We grade our Ethiopian opal gemstones from the lowest to the highest quality as follows: commercial quality - fine quality - very fine quality - extra fine quality.
The recently discovered opal deposit near Delanta in the Welo Province of Ethiopia is producing very stable jewelry grade opal with amazing bright plays of green, red, blue, and orange colors in beautiful patterns. This Ethiopian opal is completely natural and has proven to be just as hard and stable as fine Australian opal and Brazilian opal. The body color of this natural Ethiopian opal ranges from golden-brown to white to colorless to blue, and the transparency varies from translucent to crystal clear. The transparent Ethiopian opals with color play are sometimes called jelly opal gemstones or crystal opal gemstones with beautiful flashes of color inside. Some of these natural Ethiopian 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. This type of natural opal is known as hydrophane opal. We have these completely natural Ethiopian opals set into fine opal necklaces, wonderful opal earrings, and very beautiful opal bracelets!
In addition to our beautiful Ethiopian opal mineral specimens and gemstones, we also have pages displaying Australian opal jewelry designs including natural boulder opal jewelry.
See our entire selection of Ethiopian opal jewelry.
We have a variety of other opal items available including opal rough specimens.
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See the links below for a selection of superior quality natural Ethiopian opal jewelry.
We have a very large variety of unique styles and different sizes available in natural boulder opal jewelry and in natural Ethiopian opal jewelry.
We have finely crafted opal jewelry designs available in both 14k gold and in 925 sterling silver.
Our natural Ethiopian opal gemstones are set into wonderful opal bracelets, pendants, earrings, and opal necklaces with irridescent flashes of natural colors inside.
We also have many different styles and sizes available in handcrafted Ethiopian opal rings set in 925 sterling silver.
Be sure to take a look at our Ethiopian opal ring designs set with amazing natural opals showing beautiful flashes of green, red, orange and blue natural colors!
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We have a large inventory of genuine Ethiopian opal gemstones, Ethiopian opal lapidary grade rough specimens, and Ethiopian opal jewelry items in stock, so be sure to let us know if you have any Ethiopian opal special requests. Please contact our webmaster or our 'site' geologist with any questions or comments.