Ethiopian black opal cabochon gemstone 2.5 carat natural 12x9x5 mm welo oval shape flat back flashy gemstone for ring and jewelry making. Gemstone - ethiopian black fire opal.
Weight - 2.5 cts (0.5 grm). Approx size - 12x9x5 mm. The discovery of precious opal in ethiopia at the turn of the century has made a major impact in the gemstone industry. Opal with play of color has always been considered one of the most desired gems in the marketplace, earning it the undisputed title as queen of gemstones. With the discovery of opal in ethiopia's northern welo district, and its prolific bounty, this remarkable gem has reclaimed its throne and rules again as one of the highest demanded gemstones in the american marketplace.
It's been decades since we have seen a production quite like this, and after the recent "drought" of opal production, the world is lapping it up. In fact, it is very unusual to have a precious gem able to satisfy a world market the way ethiopian opal deposits have. Put into perspective, only about 2% of all gems for sale in the current market have been mined in the last two years.
While australian opal mines are producing maybe a third of what they once did, ethiopia has been mining at a rate equal to australian production during its best years. The "easy digging" experienced during the early years of ethiopian opal production is something that historically has occurred about twice a century with opal and accounts for the very low price. Now digging must stretch deeper requiring safety measures and equipment not readily available to the region at this time. Actual colors may vary a little different from those shown due to the nature of photographing and monitor color settings. For any query , we request you to either use the ask question button.We will do everything possible to please you. If we have earned your satisfaction, let your friends know about it also, please spare a few moments to give us some appreciation through etsy ratings. ## if you are satisfied with the service you have received from us, please let us know. Please share your valuable feedback on etsy.
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