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Ethiopian Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone 7

Opals such as the Welo Opal can can command prices per carat that rival the most expensive diamonds, rubies and emeralds.

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Ethiopian Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone 6

Found in the Welo Amhara Regional State Highland plateau 2.500 – 3.200 meters above sea level, this new gemstone looks like a miniature underwater scene from the ocean when held against the light.

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Ethiopian Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone 5

Some rare specimens produce brilliant color flashes when turned in the light. For instance, a new Opal was discovered in the Welo district of Ethiopia recently, that took the gem world by storm.

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Ethiopian Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone 4

Of these hues, the reds against black are the most rare, whereas white and greens are the most common.

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Ethiopian Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone 3

Precious opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black.

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Ethiopian Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone 2

Opal is one of the most beautiful of gemstones. These stones can flash every color of the spectrum with a brilliance that can even surpass that of diamond.

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