ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8 - The Mineral Maven
$93.00

ETHIOPIAN WATER OPAL 8

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This listing is for (1) raw Ethiopian water opal, the exact piece pictured here.

Size (approximate): 15.5g, 1.25" at the widest point. 

This is beautiful quality Ethiopian opal with excellent play-of-color (flash) that exhibits a rainbow of colors. This particular specimen has excellent clarity and almost no matrix, it's an excellent example of why hydrophanous opals are sometimes called "jelly" opals.

Please read: These are hydrophanous (water) opals and must be stored in water to preserve their appearance and integrity, and to prevent discoloration and crazing. They will be shipped wet (with a glass jar like the one pictured) to prevent too much drying during transit, but I am not responsible for any future damage caused by improper storage techniques. These were photographed in direct natural sunlight to exhibit their color - so they may appear different under different lighting.

 

Properties

Ethiopian Opal
Ethiopian Opals are said to bring light energy throughout the body, replacing negativity and low vibration energies with high vibes and joyful energy. They can help you shift energetic patterns, to acknowledge and release deeply help negative emotional patterns including anger and fear. They are said to help release stress to achieve more emotional balance.

 

Mineralogy

Unlike Australian Opal, Ethiopian Opal is hydrophane - which means they are porous and absorb water. Immersion in water results in a translucent opal (hence their “jelly” appearance) with gorgeous play of color (or “fire”). These beauties need to be kept moist/in water to avoid loss of color and crazing/damage.

 

Sourcing
These are from an Ethiopian supplier who sources mine direct and imports them stateside himself. I hand selected each of these at the Denver Gem Show.

Unlike Australian Opal, Ethiopian Opal is hydrophane - which means they are porous and absorb water. Immersion in water results in a translucent opal (hence their “jelly” appearance) with gorgeous play of color (or “fire”). These beauties need to be kept moist/in water to avoid loss of color and crazing/damage.

 

Sourcing

The Mineral Maven LLC are not doctors and cannot give out medical advice. Healing crystals should be used as a complement to other therapies and not as a replacement for medical treatment, diagnosis, or examination. For medical advice, please consult a licensed healthcare specialist.

Ethiopian Opal
Ethiopian Opals are said to bring light energy throughout the body, replacing negativity and low vibration energies with high vibes and joyful energy. They can help you shift energetic patterns, to acknowledge and release deeply help negative emotional patterns including anger and fear. They are said to help release stress to achieve more emotional balance.

 

Mineralogy

Unlike Australian Opal, Ethiopian Opal is hydrophane - which means they are porous and absorb water. Immersion in water results in a translucent opal (hence their “jelly” appearance) with gorgeous play of color (or “fire”). These beauties need to be kept moist/in water to avoid loss of color and crazing/damage.

 

Sourcing

These are from an Ethiopian supplier who sources mine direct and imports them stateside himself. I hand selected each of these at the Denver Gem Show.

Disclaimer

The Mineral Maven LLC are not doctors and cannot give out medical advice. Healing crystals should be used as a complement to other therapies and not as a replacement for medical treatment, diagnosis, or examination. For medical advice, please consult a licensed healthcare specialist.