Product ID A4343
Type Natural solid opal (Type 1)
Variety Welo opal ring
Opal weight 5.7 ct
Body tone n.a.
Transparency n.a.
Play-of-colour Red-multicolour
Brightness 5
Pattern Flashfire
Shape Oval
Face High dome
Opal size 16.0 x 11.0 x 6.7 mm
Origin Welo province (Ethiopia)
Note GEM-QUALITY OPAL! Solid 925 sterling silver ring. Ring size: US size 8 / GB size P / Swiss size 17 / inside diameter 18.1 mm / inside circumference 57.0 mm. The stone is not yet set so that this ring can be resized for CHF 20. If you need resizing please contact us by e-mail prior to ordering so we can send you an adjusted invoice. Welo opals come from the Welo province (also spelled Wollo or Wolo) in Ethiopia. Most Welo opals are hydrophane opals with a porous microstructure. Usually when immersed in water they soak up about 10 percent by weight of water and turn more transparent while the play-of-colour becomes weaker. When removed from water and allowed to dry it takes about 1 to 6 weeks until they regain their dry appearance. Do not force drying. During drying most stones steadily return less transparent while some other stones first turn less transparent (white) and later become more transparent again. Therefore we recommend to avoid contact with water and other substances like cosmetics, soap and detergents etc. The provided description and pictures apply to the stone dried in the open air.

Price: CHF 619.00
Reduced Price: CHF 557.10
Plus CHF 9.90 worldwide shipping & insurance flat rate per shipment.
For Swiss and Liechtenstein customers plus 7.7% Swiss VAT.

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