Opal

OPAL, one of the most popular of all gems is the birthstone for the month of October.
The value of opal lies to a degree in the size of the stone but mostly in the colors it displays. Some people are not big fans of opals. Why? Because they are familiar with opals seen only in the discount jewelry stores which look like blobs of frozen milk! Those stones show almost no color beside white. Don't believe it if someone tries to convince you that you have to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars for a nice opal with great color play. Check our opals, please, and see for yourself what you can get for your money.

We are very excited to present a large selection of Ethiopian opal. This is a fairly new discovery of hydrophane opal from Wegel Tena, Wollo (aka Welo) Ethiopia. It rivals the beauty of Australian opal!
NOTE: Sadly, some unscrupulous individuals have started treating Ethiopian opals to alter their true appearance, and have flooded eBay with this inferior “black opal” material. Please be assured the material we offer is of the highest quality, untreated, crystal (transparent to semi-translucent) base, and translucent white base opal.

NOTE: Stones on this page were photographed under 5000 Kelvin "daylight" lighting.
For maximum color accuracy, descriptions were made in north-facing natural daylight,
indoors, between 11am-2pm, at 32.89°N latitude.

COLOR: Wherever possible, a similar Pantone Color Card number has been used, NOT the Pantone colors online,
which necessarily use RGB approximations, are grayer, and not at all the same.
Since color is so subjective to lighting conditions, and light is in turn subjective to location,
descriptions and pictures are intended to give a general idea of actual color.
To know what these stones really look like, there is no substitute for seeing them in person.

 

blue green opal oval
Opal Oval
Weight: 2.02 cts
Measurements: 10.5x7.9mm, height 5.1mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 195.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_218
Description: Beautiful Ethiopian opal. Color are predominantly green and orange.
multicolor welo opal
Opal Pear Shape
Weight: 2.10 cts
Measurements: 14.4x8.7mm, height 3.8mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 360.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_220
Description: Gorgeous flashes of hot pink, orange and green. Ethiopian opal.
round wello opal
Opal Round
Weight: 1.79 cts
Measurements: 9mm, height 5mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 165.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_221
Description: Beautiful round with a lot of pink, also orange, green and yellow flashes.

 

white base colorful opal
Opal Oval
Weight: 4.48 cts
Measurements: 14.6x10.8mm, height 6.5
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 395.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_224
Description: Gorgeous Ethiopian opal with large swirls of pink, green and orange.

triangle opal wollo
Opal Trilliant
Weight: 1.89 cts
Measurements: 10mm, height 4.6mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 175.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_226
Description: Beautiful luminous swirls of orange, green, hot pink and yellow.
red green opal oval
Opal Oval
Weight: 2.46 cts
Measurements: 13.4x6.7mm, height 5.9mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 225.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_225
Description: Typical Ethiopian "luminous" appearance, large waves of green, orange and yellow.

 

red orange green blue opal oval
Opal Oval
Weight: 3.41 cts
Measurements: 12.3x10mm, height 5.6mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 680.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_227
Description: Fabulous Ethiopian opal oval. Bright flashes of orange, green, yellow and hot pink.
orange green ethiopian opal
Opal Oval
Weight: 2.53 cts
Measurements: 11x9mm, height 5.3mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 320.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_228
Description: Amazingly bright, yellow, green and orange Ethiopian opal oval.
green red opal welo
Opal Free Form
Weight: 6.04 cts
Measurements: 17.3x11.8mm, height 7mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 495.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_229
Description: Ethiopian opal free form shape. Predominantly orange and green flashes.

 

red green opal crystal
Opal Oval
Weight: 5.81 cts
Measurements: 15.9x12.6mm, height 7.4
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 460.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_230
Description: Large Ethiopian opal oval. Looks like a rainbow in the clouds.

fire of color opal
Opal Rhombus/Diamond Shape
Weight: 5.10 cts
Measurements: 17.6x13.3mm, height 6.6
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 980.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_232
Description: Fabulous rainbow colors in this Ethiopian opal diamond shape. Stunning!
green red orange wello opal
Opal Free Form
Weight: 8.57 cts
Measurements: 22.5x12.1mm, height 6.6
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 950.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_231
Description: Gorgeous free form Ethiopian opal. Large swirls of color, mostly green with some orange.

 

cushion blue green opal crystal
Opal Cushion
Weight: 5.96 cts
Measurements: 12.5mm, height 7.4mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 490.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_233
Description: Beautiful blues and greens with some orange flashes. Ethiopian opal.


pear opal ethiopia
Opal Pear Shape
Weight: 15.03 cts
Measurements: 22.4x16.1mm, height 10.6
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 2950.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_235
Description: Fantastic Ethiopain opal with rainbow colors, gorgeous.
top color opal
Opal Free Form
Weight: 8.33 cts
Measurements: 18.8x13.6mm, height 7mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1950.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_234
Description: Amazing Ethiopian opal! Gorgeous bright flashes of orange, green, yellow and neon pink.

 

crestal opal welo
Opal Oval
Weight: 8.34 cts
Measurements: 18.2x13.2mm, height 8.4
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 1250.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_236
Description: Gorgeous blues and greens with some orange flashes, stunning.

Opal Oval
Weight: 23.93 cts
Measurements:22.5x20mm, height 12mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 4750.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_238
Description: Huge and fabulous Ethiopian opal oval. Predominantly orange and green.
wello opal multi colour
Opal Free Form
Weight: 12.70 cts
Measurements: 27.3x17.7mm, height 8mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 3450.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_237
Description: Fantastic rainbow flecks throughout this Ethiopian free form opal. Gorgeous!

 

pear shape australian opal
Australian Opal Pear
Weight: 1.35 cts
Measurements: 11.8x8mm
Clarity: N/A
Origin: Coober Pedy, Australia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 100.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_211
Description: Nice Coober Pedy pear, bluish base with flashes of orange and gold.
fire australian opal pair
Australian Opal Pear
Weight: 10.90 cts
Measurements: 25.5x15.4mm
Clarity: N/A
Origin: Coober Pedy, Australia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 2400.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_204
Description: Magnificent BIG Coober Pedy opal.Flashes purple, orange, gold, and green. Would make a show-stopping pendant. Amazing. American cutting.
coober pedy opal
Australian Opal
Weight: 12.44 cts
Measurements: 19x17mm
Clarity: N/A
Origin: Coober Pedy, Australia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 995.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_203
Description: Flashes of red, blue and green in this Coober Pedy opal. Large and chunky free form. American cutting.

 

mintabie australian opal
Australian Opal
Weight: 6.20 cts
Measurements:22x18x21mm, depth: 2.5mm
Clarity: N/A
Origin: Mintabie, Australia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 590.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_208
Description: Large gorgeous free form, great range of colors with lots of orange flashes. Nearly flat top. American cutting.
opal oval
Australian Opal Oval
Weight: 2.40 cts
Measurements: 12.3x7.3mm
Clarity: N/A
Origin: Mintabie, Australia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 150.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_210
Description: Nice elongated oval, predominantly green blue and orange. Some matrix stone still attached to bottom.
opal from Australia
Australian Opal
Weight: 11.86 cts
Measurements: 22x13 mm
Clarity: N/A
Origin: Coober Pedy, Australia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 500.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_209
Description: Chunky free form "loaf" shape from Coober Pedy. Large, with excellent range of colors. American cutting.

 

Welo Ethiopian opal
Ethiopian Opal Trillion
Weight: 1.90 cts
Measurements: 11x11x11mm
Clarity: N/A
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 190.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_215
Description: Predominantly blue-green with some orange flashes. American cutting.
pear red blue green opal
Opal Pear Shape
Weight: 2.00 cts
Measurements: 11.4x7.9mm, height 5mm
Clarity: Translucent
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 195.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_223
Description: Great mix of all different colors, pink, green, orange, and yellow.
opal from Ethiopia
Ethiopian Opal
Weight: 5.40 cts
Measurements: 17.5x12.7x20mm
Clarity: N/A
Origin: Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia
Enhancements: None
Price: $ 675.00
Order/Stock No.: opal_216
Description: This Ethiopian opal has an amazing play of color and glowing appearance. Fabulous. American cutting.

 


The gemstone images presented above are not to scale. Please refer to the measurements for exact dimensions. Our goal is to show our gems as close to reality as possible but due to factors beyond our control, like computer monitor differences, actual colors may vary from what you see. We assure you that our gemstones look best in person. Gemstones pictured and described here are only a sample of our large selection and are in stock and ready for shipment.