Ethiopian Opal, Welo Opal, M-905

$425.00 USD
Ethiopian Opal, Welo Opal, M-905

Weight: 13.32 grams or 66.5 carats
Measures: 27mm x 25mm
Origin: Ethiopia

Opal Keywords: Inspiration, Imagination, Spontaneity, Creativity, Memory, Assists during Transitions, Overcoming Obstacles, Protection, Empathy, Self-Esteem, Love, Fidelity in love, Mystical, Dreams

This stunning opal hails out of the deepest reaches of Africa, and is called a chocolate opal. It flashes an inner fire that includes lots of bright green, fiery oranges and gorgeous violet, and a little bit of blue and yellow. This opal calls out to be touched, and you can lose long moments gazing into its mysterious interior. Naturally photogenic, this lovely gem wanted many pictures taken.

In the year 1934, an archaeologist and naturalist, Louis Leaky, discovered tools on the African continent that were made with opal components. He claimed that opals could indeed exist naturally in Africa, but it wasn't until 1994 that opals were seen being traded by outsiders, How long have opals been in deepest Africa? Leaky's archeological artifacts with the opal components were dated back to around 4000BC. As it turns out, Ethiopia is the sole source for the now-beloved chocolate opal. It is called chocolate opal for its brown coloring, and they are known for having spectacular fire of all colors. The region where chocolate opals can be found is very small, and the opals are in limited supply, making them a gorgeous rarity.

Chocolate opals are brilliant stones, captivating of the imagination, mysterious and powerful.

They evoke wonder and delight, stimulate creativity, and open the higher mind up to psychic awareness. Some people claim that chocolate opal helps them with visions and vision quests. They say these stones assist them in seeing clearly, with “flashes” of spontaneous inspiration and ingenuity. Chocolate opals are both stimulating in spirit, and calming for the emotions.
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Everywhere Else 18.00 7.00
Canada 12.00 7.00
United States 10.00 7.00
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