Multi-color Ethiopian Opal Cabochon 2 ct
Multi-color Ethiopian Opal Cabochon 2 ct
Multi-color Ethiopian Opal Cabochon 2 ct
Multi-color Ethiopian Opal Cabochon 2 ct
Multi-color Ethiopian Opal Cabochon 2 ct
Multi-color Ethiopian Opal Cabochon 2 ct

Multi-color Ethiopian Opal Cabochon 2 ct

OPL017

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Specifications

Item Code: OPL017
Metric Dimensions: 14 x 7 x 5 mm
Imperial Dimensions: 5/8” x 1/4” x 1/4”
Weight: 2 carats (0.4 grams)

Unique Qualities

This elongated oval cabochon of Ethiopian Opal weighs 2 carats and has rich flashes of green, turquoise, indigo, pink and gold. Although the vast majority of Opals today come from either Australia or Ethiopia, Opal discovered from other localities have been used by ancient cultures for thousands of years. Our modern name for Opal comes from the Greeks, who called it ‘Opallos’, meaning ‘change of color’. Elder, the Roman philosopher famously wrote of Opal, “for in them you shall see the living fire of the ruby, the glorious purple of the amethyst, the sea green of the emerald, all glittering together in an incredible mixture of light.”

Gem Opal is a hydrated amorphous silica. The internal structure of gem quality Opal causes it to diffract light, causing a play of color, which can display virtually all colors from blue, to pink, green, yellow, white and black. Opal has microscopic spheres that create the play of color called opalescence.

Opal Gemstone Properties