13 novembre 2010

White Opal with Intense Fire

White Opal with Intense Fire © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd  570 km north of Addis Ababa, Wello (Wollo), Delanta Plateau, Tigray, Ethiopia Weighing approximately 43.47 carats and measuring 23.5 x 14.5mm - Sold for $5,795 The present stone is a substantial opal is from the more recent Ethiopian locality of Wello. Discovered on the Abyssinian Plateau in the north of Ethiopia these new mine opals are known for their stablility and for the incredibly bright play-of-color and harlequin patterns. Most smaller stones... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2010

Hydrophane White Opal with Intense Fire. 570 km north of Addis Ababa, Wello (Wollo), Delanta Plateau, Tigray, Ethiopia

Hydrophane White Opal with Intense Fire. 570 km north of Addis Ababa, Wello (Wollo), Delanta Plateau, Tigray, Ethiopia © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Weighing approximately 10.10 carats and measuring 21.5 x 14.0 x 7.5mm - Sold for $1,464 This is an excellent precious opal from the leading local mine found in Wello province, Delanta region, around 2700 ft above sea level and 570 km northwest of the capital city Addis Ababa. Discovered in 2008 gem crystal and hydrophane opal from Wello Ethiopia has recently come to the... [Lire la suite]
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