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Welo Opal Gemstone


Item: opag144_Welo-crystal-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 0.95 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 11.4mm x 7.0mm x 3.4mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $77.90
This unique Welo opal gemstone was ground & polished into a pear shaped cabochon from natural crystal opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This opal gem is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This superior quality opal gem is flawless with no imperfections. It is transparent with natural color play inside. Transparent opals with color play are also known as crystal opal gems. This superior quality Welo opal gemstone has flashes of green, orange and red color play inside!
The unique opal gemstone you see displayed at left is the actual one you will receive.

Ethiopian Opal Gemstone


Item: opag158_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 1.04 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 8.2mm x 5.9mm x 4.6mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $98.80
This unique Ethiopian opal gemstone is a natural solid opal gemstone. It was ground & polished into this oval shaped cabochon gem from natural crystal opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This opal gem is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This superior quality opal gem is flawless with no imperfections. It is transparent with natural color play inside. Transparent opals with color play are also known as crystal opal gems. The photo at left shows a side view, see also a top view of this superior quality natural Ethiopian opal gemstone. This unique Welo opal gemstone has flashes of predominantly green and blue color play with some orange and red.
The superior quality opal gem you see displayed at left is the actual one you will receive.

Ethiopian Opal Gemstone


Item: opag159_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 1.53 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 9.2mm x 7.2mm x 5.0mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $145.35
This unique Ethiopian opal gemstone is a natural solid opal cabochon gem. It was ground & polished into this tall oval shaped cabochon from natural crystal opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This opal gem is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This superior quality opal gem is flawless with no imperfections. It is transparent with golden body color and with natural color play inside. Transparent opals with color play are also known as crystal opal gems. The photo at left shows a side view, see also a top view of this superior quality natural Ethiopian opal gemstone. This unique Welo opal gemstone has flashes of predominantly green and blue color play.
The superior grade opal gem you see displayed at left is the actual one you will receive.

Ethiopian Opal Gemstone


Item: opag160_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 1.82 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 9.4mm x 7.5mm x 6.7mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $172.90
This unique Ethiopian opal gemstone is a natural solid opal gem. It was ground & polished into this hi-dome oval shaped cabochon from natural crystal opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This opal gem is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This superior quality opal gem is flawless with no imperfections. It is transparent with natural broadflash color play inside. Transparent opals with color play are also known as crystal opal gems. The photo at left shows a side view, see also a top view of this superior quality natural Ethiopian opal gemstone. This unique Welo opal gemstone has broad flashes of green and blue color play.
The natural opal gem you see displayed at left is the actual one you will receive.

Fine Ethiopian Opal Gemstone


Item: opag146_Welo-crystal-opal-gemstone
This natural Welo opal gemstone weighs 3.06 carats
Ethiopian Opal Gem Dimensions: 10.2mm round x 6.5mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $367.20
This unique Welo opal gemstone was ground & polished into a round cabochon shape from natural crystal opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This opal gem is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This superior quality opal gem is flawless with no imperfections. It is transparent with natural color play inside. Transparent opals with color play are also known as crystal opal gems. This fine quality Welo opal gemstone has flashes of wonderful green with some red color play inside as you turn the gem. See another view of this superior quality natural Welo opal gemstone.
The fine opal gemstone you see in these two photos is the actual one you will receive.

Fine Ethiopian Opal Gemstone


Item: opag162_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 3.38 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 11.0mm square cushion x 5.5mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $405.60
This unique Ethiopian opal gemstone is a natural solid opal gem. It was ground & polished into this square cushion shaped cabochon gem from natural crystal opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This opal gemstone is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This superior quality opal gem is flawless with no imperfections. It is transparent with natural color play inside. The photo at left is a side view. See also a top view of this natural Ethiopian opal gemstone. This unique Welo opal gemstone has fine color play with flashes of red, orange and green color play.
The unique opal gem that you see displayed is the actual one you will receive.

Fine Ethiopian Opal Gemstone


Item: opag147_Welo-crystal-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 3.65 carats
Crystal Opal Gem Dimensions: 14.8mm x 9.8mm x 5.0mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $438.00
This unique Welo opal gemstone was ground & polished into an oval cabochon shape from natural crystal opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This opal gem is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This superior quality opal gem is flawless with no imperfections. It is transparent with natural color play inside. Transparent opals with color play are also known as crystal opal gems. This fine quality Welo opal gemstone has flashes of wonderful green, orange and red color play inside as you turn the gem. See another view of this superior quality natural Ethiopian opal gemstone.
The fine opal gemstone you see in these two photos is the actual one you will receive.

Very Fine Ethiopian Opal Gemstone


Item: opag163_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 6.51 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 21.8mm x 8.8mm cushion shape x 6.2mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $943.95
This unique Ethiopian opal gemstone is a natural solid opal gem. It was ground & polished into this square cushion shaped cabochon gem from natural crystal opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This genuine opal gemstone is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This superior quality opal gem is flawless with no imperfections. It is semi-transparent with white body color and with natural color play inside in beautiful harlequin patterns! See also a side view of this wonderful Ethiopian opal gemstone. This unique Welo opal gemstone has very fine color play with flashes of predominantly red, orange and green color play.
The unique opal gem that you see displayed is the actual one you will receive.

Very Fine Ethiopian Opal Gemstone


Item: opag165_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 6.99 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 24.8mm x 13.3mm pear shape x 5.0mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $1013.55
This unique Ethiopian opal gemstone is a natural solid opal gem. It was ground & polished into this drop shaped cabochon gem with a nice low profile (weighs very little for its size) from natural precious opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This genuine opal gemstone is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This superior quality opal gem has a fine quality finish. It is transparent with natural broadflash color play inside. As you move the light source slightly, flashes of very bright changing colors roll across its surface. See a photo of this natural Ethiopian opal gemstone with the light moved just slightly. See also a side view of this wonderful Ethiopian opal gemstone. This unique Welo opal gemstone has very fine and very bright color play with flashes of predominantly red, blue and green color play.
The unique opal gem that you see displayed is the actual one you will receive.

Extra Fine Ethiopian Opal Gemstone, 6.51 Carats

This unique item is sold.
Item: opag164_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 6.51 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 14.8mm x 14.5mm trangular shape x 8.4mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $1367.10
This unique Ethiopian opal gem is a natural solid opal gemstone. It was ground & polished into this triangular shaped cabochon gem from natural precious opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This genuine opal gemstone is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This collector quality gem is eye clean with a fine quality finish. It is semi-transparent with brown to gray body color and with natural color play in amazingly beautiful patterns on both its front and back surfaces! See a back-side view of this extra fine Ethiopian opal gemstone. See also a side view of this wonderful Ethiopian opal gemstone. This unique Welo opal gemstone has extra fine color play with flashes of red, orange, green and blue color play.
The unique opal gem that you see displayed is the actual one you will receive.

Extra Fine Ethiopian Opal Gemstone, 12.63 Carats


Item: opag166_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 12.63 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 21.2mm x 17.5mm trangular shape x 7.9mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $2652.30
This unique Ethiopian opal gem is a natural solid opal gemstone. It was ground & polished into this triangular shaped cabochon gem from natural precious opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This genuine opal gemstone is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This collector quality gem is flawless with a fine quality finish! It is transparent with light golden body color and with natural broadflash color play in fantastic patterns on both its front and back surfaces! See a back-side view of this extra fine Ethiopian opal gemstone. See also a side view of this amazing Ethiopian opal gem. This unique Welo opal gemstone has extra fine color play with flashes of red, green, orange and blue color play.
The unique opal gem that you see displayed is the actual one you will receive.

Extra Fine Ethiopian Opal Gemstone, 21.75 Carats

This unique item is sold.
Item: opag167_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 21.75 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 28.8mm x 18.0mm pear shape x 9.5mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $4893.75
This unique Ethiopian opal gemstone is a natural solid opal gem. It was ground & polished into this drop shaped cabochon gem from natural precious opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This genuine opal gemstone is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This amazing collector gem is flawless with a fine quality finish! It is transparent with natural broadflash color play in wonderful unique patterns that move and change colors as you turn the gem! See another view of this extra fine Ethiopian opal gemstone. See also a side view of this amazing Ethiopian opal gem. This unique Welo opal gemstone has extra fine broadflash color play in red, orange and green colors with a fine milk white translucent body.
The unique opal gem that you see displayed is the actual one you will receive.

Extra Fine Ethiopian Opal Gemstone, 29.23 Carats

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Item: opag168_Ethiopian-opal-gemstone
This natural Ethiopian opal gemstone weighs 29.23 carats
Welo Opal Gem Dimensions: 24.4mm x 19.8mm oval shape x 12.7mm deep
This natural precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $6576.75
This unique Ethiopian opal gemstone is a natural solid opal gem. It was ground & polished into this oval shaped cabochon gem from natural precious crystal opal rough that was mined in Ethiopia. This genuine opal gemstone is completely natural with no dyes, no glues, no laminations, and no treatments of any kind. This is a truly amazing collector gem; it is flawless and has a fine quality finish. It is transparent with a slightly blue-ish body color and with natural broadflash color play in fantastic unique patterns that move and change colors as you turn the gem, and the extra fine color play is present on both the front and back surfaces! See a back view of this extra fine Ethiopian opal gemstone. See also a side view of this amazing Ethiopian opal gem. This unique Welo opal gemstone has extra fine broadflash color play in red, orange, green and blue colors.
The unique opal gem that you see displayed is the actual one you will receive.

Boulder Opal Gemstone


Item: opag150_boulder-opal-gemstone
This natural boulder opal gem weighs 31.02 carats
Boulder Opal Gem Dimensions: 1.1 x 0.7 x 0.3 thick
(28mm x 16.5mm x 8mm)
Price: $112.50
This unique boulder opal gemstone was ground & polished into a free-form cabochon shape from natural boulder opal rough that was mined in Australia. This boulder opal gem is completely natural with no dyes, glues, laminations or fillers. There is lots of opal in this gem, the opal is intergrown with dark brown clay-ironstone matrix, and within the opal there are areas with beautiful green and blue-purple colors as you turn the piece. It makes a great specimen of natural Australian boulder opal just as it is, although this genuine boulder opal gem would make a wonderful boulder opal jewelry design as well.

Ex-Large Boulder Opal Gemstone, 197.42 carats!


Item: opag142 _boulder-opal-gemstone
This genuine boulder opal gem weighs 197.42 carats
Boulder Opal Gem Dimensions: 2.4" x 1.7" x 0.3" thick
(62mm x 44mm x 8mm)
Price: $241.25
This unique boulder opal gemstone is 2.4 inches long! It was ground & polished into a free-form cabochon shape from natural boulder opal rough that was mined in Australia. This boulder opal specimen has a relatively thin flat shape. It is completely natural with no dyes, glues, laminations or fillers. The boulder opal has a dark brown clay-ironstone matrix, and within the opal there are areas with intense green and blue-purple flashes as you turn the piece. It makes a great specimen of natural Australian boulder opal just as it is, although ths genuine boulder opal gem would make a wonderful boulder opal gemstone jewelry design as well. It would also make a fantastic "pocket rock" of natural boulder opal! See also a full-view photo and a back-view photo.

Precious Opal Shell Fossil


Item: opag132
43.25 carats
34 X 30 X 11 mm
Mined in Australia
Price: $280.00
This genuine opal fossil clam mined in Australia contains multicolors of crystal opal in predominately greens, blue through violet, to purple colors within a slightly bluish body color. The precious opal shell thickness is from 2 MM to over 5 MM thick covering a sandstone center. It is an excellent specimen as is but could be polished to bring out the colors even more.

Brazilian Precious Opal Pear Shape


Item: opag151
Genuine Brazilian opal cabochon gem weighing 11.62 carats
Opal Gemstone Dimensions: 28 X 16 X 4 mm
Mined in Brazil
Price: $313.74
This genuine solid crystal opal mined in Brazil contains multi-colors of crystal opal in predominately greens and blues through violet, to purple colors within a translucent, slightly blue-ish body color. The precious opal is fashioned in a double cab style with some variance of color play from side to side. See also another view of this genuine Brazilian opal gemstone. Brazilian opal is said to contain less water and is even more stable than Australian opal.

Brazilian Precious Opal Low Dome Cushion Shape


Item: opag152
4.94 carats
14.3X 111.5X 4.1 mm
Mined in Pedro II Piaui , Brazil
Price: $258.44
This genuine solid crystal opal mined in Brazil contains multicolors of semi crystal opal in predominately greens and blues through violet, to purple colors with small amounts of yellow and orange within a transparent to translucent, slightly milky white body color. The precious opal is fashioned in a double cab style with some variance of color play from side to side. See also another view Brazilian opal gemstone. See also another view photo.Brazilian opal is said to contain less water and is even more stable than Australian opal.

Brazilian Precious Opal Low Dome Cushion Shape


Item: opag153
4.05 carats
14.1X 11.9X 2.9 mm
Mined in Pedro II Piaui , Brazil
Price: $222.75
This genuine solid crystal opal mined in Brazil contains multicolors of semi crystal opal in greens and blues through violet, to purple colors with varying amounts of yellows reds and orange within a transparent to translucent, nearly crystal clear body color. The precious opal is fashioned in a double cab style with some variance of color play from side to side. See also opposite side view photo. Brazilian opal is said to contain less water and is even more stable than Australian opal.

Brazilian Precious Opal Low Dome Oval Shape


Item: opag154
3.80 carats
13.0X 10.5X 3.5mm
Mined in Pedro II Piaui , Brazil
Price: $209.00
This genuine solid crystal opal mined in Brazil contains multicolors of semi crystal opal in greens and blues through violet, to purple colors with minor amounts of yellows reds and orange within a transparent to translucent, nearly crystal clear body color. The precious opal is fashioned in an oval cab style with variance of color play at different angles. See also another view photo. See also another view photo. Brazilian opal is said to contain less water and is even more stable than Australian opal.

Brazilian Precious Opal Low Dome Near Square Shape


Item: opag155
3.62 carats
11.0X 11.2X 3.6mm
Mined in Pedro II Piaui , Brazil
Price: $188.24
This genuine solid crystal opal mined in Brazil contains multicolors of semi crystal opal in greens and blues through violet, to purple colors with minor amounts of yellows reds and orange within a transparent to translucent, nearly crystal clear body color. The precious opal is fashioned in near square cushion shape double sided cab style with variance of color play on each side at different angles. See also another view photo. See also another view photo with florescent lighting. See also another view photo. Brazilian opal is said to contain less water and is even more stable than Australian opal.

Australian Natural Solid Dark Crystal Opal Cabchon


Item: opag156
11.76 carats
22.7X 17 X 4.5 mm oval cab
Mined at Coober Pedy, Australia
Price: $964.32
This beautiful, genuine dark crystal opal cabochon gem mined in Australia is very nicely fashioned and polished. It has a translucent body color of a light tan with a beautiful,multi-color, pin-fire pattern throughout the gem. The specks and flashes of color penetrate right through to most of the back side. This is a solid opal, not a doublet. See also another view photo. See also another view photo. The photographs shown were taken under a combination of florescent and incandescent (bulb) light.

Mexican Fire Opal Cabchon 2.10 carats


Item: opag157
2.10 carats
10.0 X 8.2. X 4.6 mm oval cab
Mined in Mexico
Price: $168.00
This is a gorgeous deep orange natural color Mexican fire opal with some play of color in various tones of yellows, orange and greens. This gem is completely eye-clean and is well fashioned. It is a nice sized gem at 2.10 carats and is fashioned out of facet grade material. See also another view photo. The photo was taken under incandescent (bulb) light.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 24.52 carats


Item: opal104-ethiopian-opal-rough
this genuine Ethiopian opal rough weighs 24.52 carats
1.1" x 1" x 0.55" thick
(28mm x 25.5mm x 14mm)
mined in Ethiopia
Price: $148.08
This unique piece of genuine Ethiopian opal gem rough is completely natural, just as it was found in the earth! Within the opal there is very beautiful color-play in flashes of green, yellow, red and orange colors as you turn it. The photo at left was taken under incandescent light. It shows an area with a fresh surface break which nicely reveals the color-play inside. The remaining surfaces are mostly covered with a very thin layer of rough opaque opal. This untreated opal specimen makes a great mineral specimen of natural Ethiopian opal just as it is. This precious opal rough specimen could also be set into jewelry just as it is to make a wonderful Ethiopian opal jewelry item as well. There is a little matrix on some surfaces, and there are several large internal cracks inside separating some small but completely clean areas that could be cut into completely clean Ethiopian opal gemstones weighing from 1/2 to one carat each with good color-play. See also a side view photo.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 12.56 carats


Item: opal102-ethiopian-opal-rough
this genuine Ethiopian opal rough weighs 12.56 carats
0.8" x 0.6" x 0.4" thick
(20mm x 15mm x 10mm)
mined in Ethiopia
Price: $198.00
This unique piece of untreated Ethiopian opal rough is completely natural just as it was found in the earth. Along one side there is a layer of very high grade opal with beautiful green, red, yellow and orange broad flashes of 100% natural colors. This lapidary grade opal layer would yield a single completely clean fine quality cabochon gem weighing over 4 carats. This genuine Ethiopian opal rough specimen has not been heated or treated in any way. The photo at left nicely shows the high grade opal layer along one side which makes up about 35% of the piece, and the milky opal layer with little to no color-play along the opposite side making up the remaining 65%. There is a very small amount of attached matrix. See also an opposite side view.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 11.70 carats


Item: opal106-ethiopian-opal-rough
This genuine Ethiopian opal rough weighs 11.70 carats
0.8" x 0.7" x 0.4" thick
(20mm x 18.5mm x 10mm)
Mined in Ethiopia
Price: $175.50
This untreated specimen of Ethiopian opal is completely natural, just as it was found in the earth. Over 90% of this high quality opal rough is completely clean inside, and the opal is transparent. Under incandescent light or sunlight it shows beautiful flashes of green, yellow and blue 100% natural colors here and there within its depths. Under less strong lighting, the colors are more subtle. These colors change as the light moves or as the piece is turned. This rare quality lapidary grade precious opal specimen would yield a single completely clean Ethiopian opal cabochon gem weighing 3.5 carats, or a completely clean free-form gem carving weighing even more. The photo at left shows a fresh surface break on one side which nicely shows the internal color-play under incandescent light. This beautiful precious opal specimen could be set in jewelry just as it is! There a small amount of matrix on some surfaces. See also a side photo.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 21.11 carats


Item: opal107-ethiopian-opal-rough
this genuine Ethiopian opal rough weighs 21.11 carats
1.25" x 0.8" x 0.5" thick
(31mm x 19mm x 12.5mm)
mined in Ethiopia
Price: $264.38
This untreated Ethiopian opal rough specimen is completely natural - just as it was found in the earth. The opal has no flaws inside, and in the upper part it has very fine color-play showing beautiful flashes of green, red, and orange natural colors. These colors change as the light moves or as the piece is turned. The lower part of the opal also shows some color-play when viewed under brighter lights. The photo at left was taken under incandescent light. It shows a fresh surface break which nicely reveals the color-play inside. The remaining surfaces are mostly covered with a very thin layer of opaque opal. This lapidary grade precious opal specimen would yield a single completely clean Ethiopian opal cabochon gem weighing 4.5 carats from the very high quality area in the upper part of the opal. This untreated Ethiopian opal specimen would look very nice if set into jewelry just as it is! There a small amount of matrix on the opposite side. See also a side view photo, and a back view photo.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 157.1 carats


Item: opal109-ethiopian-opal-rough
this genuine Ethiopian opal rough weighs 157.1 carats
1.5" x 1.3" x 1.1"
(38mm x 33mm x 28mm)
mined in Ethiopia
Price: $1885.20
This amazing specimen of untreated Ethiopian opal rough specimen is completely natural - just as it was found in the earth! This rare quality precious opal specimen has no cracks, and there is a very large flawless area inside weighing over 100 carats with fine color-play showing beautiful flashes of green, red, yellow, and orange natural colors. These wonderful colors change as the light moves or as the piece is turned. The photo at left was taken under incandescent light. It shows a fresh surface break which very nicely reveals the color-play inside. See also another view. Most of the remaining surfaces are covered with a thin layer of opaque opal and matrix. See also a side view photo, and a back view photo. This lapidary grade precious opal specimen makes a wonderful mineral specimen just as it is, although it would yield over 50 carats of completely clean Ethiopian opal cabochon gems with fine color-play! This untreated Ethiopian opal specimen is a spectacular natural opal mineral specimen!

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 34.0 carats


Item: opal108-ethiopian-opal-rough
this genuine Ethiopian opal rough weighs 34.0 carats
1.1" x 0.8" x 0.8" thick
(28mm x 20mm x 20mm)
mined in Ethiopia
Price: $544.00
This untreated Ethiopian opal rough specimen is completely natural - just as it was found in the earth. There is a large clean area inside weighing over 20 carats with no flaws and with fine color-play showing beautiful flashes of green, red, yellow, and orange natural colors. These colors change as the light moves or as the piece is turned. The photo at left was taken under incandescent light. It shows a fresh surface break which nicely reveals the color-play inside. Most of the remaining surfaces are covered with a very thin layer of opaque opal. This lapidary grade precious opal specimen makes a wonderful mineral specimen just as it is, although it would yield 10-15 carats of completely clean Ethiopian opal cabochon gems with beautiful color-play. This untreated Ethiopian opal specimen would also look very nice if set into jewelry just as it is! There a small amount of matrix on the opposite side. See also a side view photo, and a back view photo.

Boulder Opal Pendant in Sterling Silver


Item: opaj337_boulder-opal-necklace
This genuine boulder opal pendant measures 1.4" long x 0.6" wide
Natural boulder opal gem was handcrafted from rough mined in Australia
Price: $88.50
This boulder opal pendant was handcrafted in sterling silver and set with a natural boulder opal gem. The gem in this natural boulder opal jewelry design is unheated and untreated. It was hand-ground & semi-polished into a 22x15mm pear shape cabochon gem from natural boulder opal rough that was mined in Australia. The boulder opal has a natural dark brown clay-ironstone matrix, and within the opal there are areas with natural blue and green flashes of color at certain angles.

Large Boulder Opal Pendant in Sterling Silver


Item: opaj338_boulder-opal-necklace
This genuine boulder opal pendant measures 1.5" long x 0.9" wide
Natural boulder opal gem was handcrafted from rough mined in Australia
Price: $112.50
This boulder opal pendant was handcrafted in sterling silver and set with a natural boulder opal gem. The gem in this natural boulder opal jewelry design is unheated and untreated. It was hand-ground & semi-polished into a 24x21mm pear shape cabochon gem from natural boulder opal rough that was mined in Australia. The boulder opal has a natural dark brown clay-ironstone matrix, and within the opal there are areas with natural blue and green flashes of color at certain angles.

Blue Boulder Opal Necklace


Item: opaj248_boulder-opal-jewelry
Natural Australian opal necklace with opal gem weighing 22.1 carats
This genuine boulder opal pendant measures 1.1" long x 0.6" wide
Price: $182.25
This unique boulder opal pendant was ground & polished in a free-form cabochon shape from natural boulder opal rough that was mined in Australia. It was drilled through near the top so that it can be worn as a boulder opal necklace. We are offering this completely natural boulder opal pendant with an 18 inch black leather necklace at no extra charge. If you would prefer a 16 inch black leather necklace (or a 16 inch black rubber necklace) just send an email to us when ordering. Other than being polished and drilled, this boulder opal gem is completely natural with no dyes, glues, laminations or fillers. This natural boulder opal jewelry design has a dark brown clay-ironstone matrix, and the opal has very beautiful blue and blue-purple natural colors as shown.

Fine Boulder Opal Pendant, 71.36 cts


Item: opaj148_boulder-opal-necklace
Genuine boulder pendant with opal gem weighing 71.36 carats
This natural boulder opal pendant is 1.5" long x 0.7" wide (40mm x 18mm)
Polished from a natural boulder opal found in Australia
Price: $638.25
This fine quality boulder opal pendant was ground & polished into a free-form cabochon shape from natural boulder opal rough that was discovered in Australia. This gem was drilled through near the top so that it can be worn as a boulder opal necklace. We are offering this genuine boulder opal pendant with an 18 inch black leather necklace at no extra charge. See a full-view image of this genuine boulder opal necklace. If you would prefer a 16 inch black leather necklace (or a 16 inch black rubber necklace) just send an email to us when ordering. Other than being polished and drilled, this boulder opal gem is completely natural with no dyes, glues, or laminations. The boulder opal has a dark brown clay-ironstone natural matrix, and within the opal there are areas with intense beautiful green, red and blue flashes as you turn the piece.


Our Opal Gemstones page displays natural Boulder Opal Gemstones, Welo Opal Gemstones, and other Natural Opal Gems.

Ethiopian Opal Jewelry - 100% natural and untreated

See also our pages displaying genuine opal jewelry designs including natural jelly opal jewelry with Welo opal earrings and Ethiopian opal earrings, and Ethiopian opal necklaces. See our entire selection of Ethiopian opal jewelry.

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Genuine Gemstones

We have been mining for tourmaline, aquamarine, citrine, topaz and other natural gemstones for more than 25 years, and We have a very large variety of natural gemstones in stock with many different shapes and sizes to choose from for each gemstone variety. We also some very rare and unusual gemstone varieties available like the natural chrysoberyl varieties: yellow chrysoberyl gemstones, chatoyant chrysoberyl cats eye gemstones, and we also have a selection of the very rare natural color-change chysoberyl variety: alexandrite gemstones.

Our genuine sapphire gemstones are available in each of the natural sapphire varieties including genuine yellow sapphire gemstones in sizes up to 20 carats, genuine pink sapphire gemstones with all shades from purple to pink, and even the rare and beautiful orange-pink padparadscha gemstones. We have a selection of different shapes and sizes available in genuine star sapphire gemstones, genuine blue sapphire gemstones with a large selection of sapphire gems from Sri Lanka, and genuine white sapphire gemstones as well. We have genuine ruby gemstones from Burma, Ceylon, Africa, and Madagascar.

Blue Sapphire Gemstone Yellow Sapphire Gemstone

See also some of our other natural gemstone pages: our genuine garnet gemstones are available in all of the natural garnet varieties including the brilliant demantoid garnet gemstones, the traditional deep red garnet gemstones, and the rare orange-red hessonite garnet gemstones used in Vedic astrology. We also have a selection of the very rare color change garnet gemstones. See also our beautiful orange mandarin garnet gemstones and the deep red spessartite garnet gemstones, the purple-pink rhodolite garnet gemstones, and our wonderful Merelani mint green garnet gemstones (also known as tsavorite garnet gemstones).

We have a selection of genuine emerald gemstones with emeralds mined in Colombia, Zambia, and Brazil.

Our natural color imperial topaz gemstones are available in delicious shades of gold, orange, and pink!

We have a varierty of genuine opal gemstones in stock including boulder opal gems from Australia and Ethiopian opal gemstones. In addition to our wide range of sizes and shapes available in genuine opal gemstones, we also have pages displaying genuine moonstone gems & sunstone gems! We have a page that displays only genuine tanzanite gems mined in Tanzania. Have you seen our yellow zircon gemstones and also our green, brown, and white zircon gemstones? Our zircon gems are natural gems faceted from zircon crystals mined in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Cambodia and Tanzania. We have a large selection of all natural peridot gemstones, many of which are San Carlos peridot gemstones. We also have a few rare andalusite gemstones! We have a large selection of shapes and sizes available in natural color aquamarine gemstones.

Tourmaline Gemstone Alexandrite Gemstone

Our natural color amethyst gemstones are available with many different shapes and sizes of natural amethyst gemstones to choose from including extra large collector gems of weighing hundreds of carats each! Be sure to see our blue kyanite gemstones with amazing deep blue natural color.

Our natural quartz gemstones are available in all of the natural quartz varieties including smoky quartz gemstones (also known as cairngorm gemstones), natural quartz crystal gemstones, natural golden rutile in quartz gemstones, and natural star rose quartz gemstones in a variety of sizes including large collector gemstones.

We have a large variety of shapes and sizes available in beautiful citrine gemstones including very rare large size flawless citrine gemstones with amazing natural color.

Blue Spinel Gemstone White Sapphire Gemstone

See a list of all the gemstones that we have in stock.

We have a large selection of natural color green tourmaline gemstones in all shades from light mint greens to very rich dark greens! We also have a variety of genuine pink tourmaline gemstones in stock, some amzing blue tourmaline gemstones, and some very fine sunset tourmaline gemstones with beautiful peach-pink and magenta hues! See our entire on-line selection of natural tourmaline gemstones.

See also our wonderful spinel gemstones in very beautiful natural color shades of pink, red and blue spinel gemstones!

See the links below for a selection of our genuine gemstones.

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We do have additional opal gems in stock, so be sure to let us know if you have any opal gem special requests. Please contact our webmaster or our 'site' geologist with any questions or comments.

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