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Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 16.04 carats


Code: opam184
This natural specimen of opal rough weighs 16.04 carats
Ethiopian Opal Specimen Dimensions: 1.1" x 0.8" x 0.4" (28mm x 21mm x 10mm)
Mined in Ethiopia
Price: $285.00
This untreated Ethiopian opal rough specimen is completely natural - just as it was found in the earth. The opal has a large flawless area that is transparent with extra fine color-play showing beautiful flashes of green, red, orange, yellow and blue natural colors. These colors change as the light moves or as the piece is turned. The photo at left shows a fresh surface break which nicely reveals the color-play inside. Some surfaces are covered by matrix. This lapidary grade opal rough specimen could be cut into a completely clean Ethiopian opal cabochon gemstone with extra fine color play weighing 2.5 carats. This untreated opal specimen also makes a great mineral specimen of extra fine natural Ethiopian opal just as it is. See also an opposite side view photo of this 100% natural Ethiopian opal mineral specimen.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 13.89 carats


Code: opam186
This natural specimen of opal rough weighs 13.89 carats
Ethiopian Opal Specimen Dimensions: 0.75" x 0.65" x 0.55" (19mm x 16mm x 14mm)
Mined in Ethiopia
Price: $310.00
This untreated Ethiopian opal rough specimen is completely natural - just as it was found in the earth. The opal is a flawless transparent nodule covered on the backside with matrix. The opal has fine color-play showing flashes of red, orange, and green natural colors. These colors change as the light moves or as the piece is turned. The photo at left shows a fresh surface break which nicely reveals the color-play inside the opal nodule. The back surface is covered by matrix. This lapidary grade opal rough specimen could be cut into a completely clean Ethiopian opal cabochon gemstone with fine color play weighing 4.5 carats. This untreated opal specimen also makes a great mineral specimen of natural Ethiopian opal just as it is.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 14.6 carats


Code: opam182
This natural specimen of opal rough weighs 14.6 carats
Ethiopian Opal Specimen Dimensions: 0.9" x 0.55" x 0.55" (23mm x 13.5mm x 13.5mm)
Mined in Ethiopia
Price: $395.00
This untreated Ethiopian opal rough specimen is completely natural - just as it was found in the earth. It is flawless transparent opal with extra fine color-play showing beautiful flashes of green, red, orange, yellow and blue natural colors. These colors change as the light moves or as the piece is turned. The photo at left shows a fresh surface break which nicely reveals the color-play inside. Some surfaces are covered by matrix. This lapidary grade precious opal specimen could be set into jewelry just as it is to make a very beautiful natural opal pendant. It could be cut into a completely clean Ethiopian opal gemstone with extra fine color play weighing 3.5 carats! This untreated opal specimen also makes a great mineral specimen of extra fine natural Ethiopian opal just as it is. See also an opposite side view photo of this 100% natural specimen of opal rough.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 14.65 carats


Code: opam185
This natural specimen of opal rough weighs 14.65 carats
Ethiopian Opal Specimen Dimensions: 0.95" x 0.65" x 0.4" (24mm x 17mm x 10mm)
Mined in Ethiopia
Price: $325.00
This unique piece of genuine Ethiopian opal gem rough will yield a 3 carat flawless cabochon gemstone, or an 8 carat flawless free-form nugget gemstone! It is completely natural, just as it was found in the earth. The opal is transparent with beautiful very fine color-play in flashes of green and blue colors as you turn it. The photo at left shows an area with a fresh surface break which reveals the color-play inside. Some surfaces are partially covered with matrix. The large flawless area inside could be cut into a completely clean Ethiopian opal cabochon gemstone with very fine color play weighing 3 carats! 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. See also an opposite side view photo of this Ethiopian opal rough specimen.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 13.56 carats


Code: opam183
This natural specimen of opal rough weighs 13.56 carats
Ethiopian Opal Specimen Dimensions: 0.8" x 0.6" x 0.5" (20mm x 16mm x 12mm)
Mined in Ethiopia
Price: $345.00
This unique piece of genuine Ethiopian opal gem rough will yield a 4 carat flawless cabochon gemstone, or a 9 carat flawless free-form nugget gemstone! It is completely natural, just as it was found in the earth. The opal is transparent with beautiful very fine color-play in flashes of red, orange, yellow and green colors as you turn it. The photo at left shows an area with a fresh surface break which reveals the color-play inside. Some surfaces are partially covered with a very small amount of matrix. The large flawless area inside could be cut into a completely clean Ethiopian opal cabochon gemstone with very fine color play weighing 4 carats! 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. See also an opposite side view photo of this Ethiopian opal gem rough specimen.

Ethiopian Opal Gem Rough Specimen, 12.68 carats


Code: opam187
This natural specimen of opal rough weighs 12.68 carats
Ethiopian Opal Specimen Dimensions: 0.8" x 0.75" x 0.4" (20mm x 19.5mm x 11mm)
Mined in Ethiopia
Price: $395.00
This unique piece of genuine Ethiopian opal gem rough will yield a 4.5 carat flawless cabochon gemstone! It is completely natural, just as it was found in the earth. The opal is transparent with beautiful very fine color-play in flashes of green, yellow, red and orange colors as you turn it. The photo at left shows an area with a fresh surface break which reveals the color-play inside. Some surfaces are partially covered with a small amount of matrix. The large flawless area inside could be cut into a completely clean Ethiopian opal cabochon gemstone with very fine color play weighing 4.5 carats! 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. See also an opposite side view photo of this Ethiopian opal rough specimen.

Ethiopian Opal Matrix Specimen, 49.14 carats


Code: opam188
This natural specimen of opal with matrix weighs 49.14 carats
Ethiopian Opal Specimen Dimensions: 1.1" x 1" x 0.9"
Mined in Ethiopia
Price: $1125.00
This untreated Ethiopian opal rough specimen is completely natural - just as it was found in the earth. It is a matrix covered opal nodule with a fresh break on each side, revealing the amazing color-play inside! The opal is flawless and transparent - you can see all the way through it. This opal has amazing extra fine color-play in flashes of green, purple, orange, red and blue colors as you turn it. It could be cut into several completely clean Ethiopian opal gemstones with extra fine color play! However, this untreated opal specimen makes a fantastic collector quality mineral specimen of natural Ethiopian opal just as it is. See also an opposite side view of this beautiful specimen of Ethiopian opal rough.

Large Ethiopian Opal in Matrix Specimen


Code: opam178
This natural specimen of opal with matrix weighs 199.4 carats
Ethiopian Opal Specimen Dimensions: 1.75" x 1.5" x 1.2"
Mined in Ethiopia
Price: $2645.00
This untreated Ethiopian opal rough specimen is completely natural - just as it was found in the earth. The opal is transparent with a huge flawless area that would yield a 20 carat cabochon gem! The opal has amazing extra fine color-play in flashes of green, orange, red and blue colors as you turn it. This untreated opal specimen makes a superb mineral specimen of natural Ethiopian opal just as it is. See also a side view of this Ethiopian opal extra fine rough specimen.
 

Faceted Ethiopian Opal Necklace, 15 carats total weight!

This unique item is sold.
Item: opaj420_opal-necklace
Natural opal necklace with 15 carats of genuine opal faceted gems!
Natural color Ethiopian opal necklace in sterling silver with an adjustable length up to 19 inches long
This genuine opal necklace was handcrafted from opals mined in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $810.00
This unique Ethiopian opal necklace is completely natural with no treatments of any kind. These natural Ethiopian crystal opals were ground, polished and faceted into nine ovals and one pear shape gem measuring from 9x7mm up to 15x11mm. These genuine opals were then bezel set with open back settings in 925 sterling silver. Each of these superior quality Ethiopian opal gems are transparent with slightly milky body color and fine natural color-play showing flashes of green and red! See another close-up view of this natural Ethiopian opal necklace. See also a full view photo of this superior grade Ethiopian opal necklace. Under direct sunlight, all of these natural opal gems show very nice color-play at different angles. There are lots of beautiful green and red flashes of color as well as some blue and orange color-play. There are 15 carats of natural precious crystal opal gems in this genuine Ethiopian opal necklace.
 

Very Fine Faceted Ethiopian Opal Bracelet

This unique item is sold.
Item: opaj469_ethiopian-opal-jewelry
Natural opal bracelet set with 7 very fine opal gems weighing 6 carats total weight
This genuine Ethiopian opal bracelet has an adjustable length from 7.25 to 8.5 inches long
The precious opals were found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $421.95
This unique Ethiopian opal bracelet is set in pure .925 sterling silver. There are seven faceted gems of semi-transparent natural Ethiopian opal with very fine natural color play. The opals are all completely natural with no treatments of any kind. These fine quality Ethiopian opal gemstones have an assortment of shapes and measure from 7mm round up to 10x6mm cushion shape, and they have beautiful flashes of natural color play at different angles as you turn the bracelet.
The genuine opal bracelet you see at left is the actual one you will receive. These photos were taken under incandescent lighting. See also a full view of this superior grade Ethiopian opal bracelet.
 

Very Fine Opal Ring in Sterling Silver, ring size 8


Item: opaj433_Ethiopian-opal-jewelry
Natural color opal ring set with a very fine Welo opal gem weighing 1.6 carats
This genuine Ethiopian opal ring is a ring size 8
This precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $214.95
This unique Ethiopian opal ring was handcrafted in 925 sterling silver. The 9.5mm x 7.5mm oval shape opal gem is transparent precious opal with deep orange-brown body color and very fine natural color play inside. It is completely natural with no treatments of any kind. Opal found at this location in Ethiopia is popularly known as Welo opal. This Welo opal gemstone has beautiful large flashes of green, orange and red color play inside as you turn the ring.
The unique opal ring you see at left is the actual ring you will receive.
 

Very Fine Opal Ring in Sterling Silver, ring size 5


Item: opaj435_Ethiopian-opal-jewelry
Natural opal ring set with a very fine Welo opal gem weighing 1.9 carats
This genuine Ethiopian opal ring is a ring size 5
This precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $246.25
This unique Ethiopian opal ring was handcrafted in 925 sterling silver. The 11x8mm pear shape opal gem is transparent precious opal with very fine natural color play inside. It is completely natural with no treatments of any kind. Opal found at this location in Ethiopia is popularly known as Welo opal. This Welo opal gemstone has beautiful flashes of green and blue color play inside as you turn the ring.
The unique opal ring you see at left is the actual ring you will receive.
 

Fine Opal Pendant in 14k White Gold


Item: opaj277_welo-opal-pendant
Natural color opal pendant set with a fine Welo opal gem weighing 2.16 carats
This genuine Ethiopian opal pendant is 0.7" long x 0.35" wide (18mm x 9mm)
This precious opal gem was found in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $395.00
This superior quality Ethiopian jelly opal pendant is set in solid 14k white gold. The 12.4mm x 8.4mm oval shaped opal is very well crafted. This opal is transparent and flawless with natural light blue body color and it has fine natural color play inside! It is completely natural with no treatments of any kind. This superior quality Ethiopian opal gemstone has broad flashes of green color play and some blue color play inside. See also another image of this superior quality Welo opal jewelry design.
The unique 14k gold opal pendant that you see displayed in these two images is the actual pendant you will receive!
 

Very Fine Blue Opal Pendant in 14k Gold


Item: opaj479_opal-jewelry
Natural color opal pendant set with a very fine Ethiopian opal gem weighing 3.77 carats
This natural Ethiopian opal pendant is 0.75" long x 0.4" wide (19mm x 11mm)
This genuine precious opal gem was found by local miners in the Welo Province of Ethiopia
Price: $765.00
This wonderful Ethiopian opal pendant is set in solid 14k yellow gold. The 13.8mm x 11.0mm oval shaped opal is flawless and very well crafted. See another view of this natural color blue opal pendant in 14k gold. The opal is transparent with pale blue natural body color and it has very fine natural color play in shades of green and blue! This rare quality opal gem is completely natural with no treatments of any kind. See also a side view of this natural color blue Ethiopian opal 14k gold pendant.
The genuine Ethiopian opal pendant you see displayed is the actual pendant you will receive.
 


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Each one of our Ethiopian opal rough specimens is 100% natural untreated opal just the way it was found in the earth! Here at mineralminers.com, we don't have any created opals! We have genuine Ethiopian opal gem grade rough and mineral specimens available for use as fine mineral specimens just as they are or to be set in jewelry "as is", or they can be handcrafted into carvings and cabochon gems of natural solid opal with beautiful color play.

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The recently discovered opal find near Delanta in the Welo Province of Ethiopia is now producing very stable jewelry grade opal with bright plays of green, red, blue, and orange colors in beautiful patterns. This new 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 new Ethiopian opal ranges from golden to orange-brown to white to colorless to blue, and the transparency varies from translucent to crystal clear. The Ethiopian opals with very clear transparency and color play inside are sometimes called jelly opal gemstones and they are also popularly known as crystal opal gemstones. Both can have very beautiful flashes of color inside. Some of these 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 wonderful crystal opal earrings, and amazing crystal opal necklaces!

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Our natural Ethiopian opal gemstones are set into wonderful opal bracelets, pendants, earrings, and opal necklaces with irridescent flashes of natural colors inside.

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