Ethiopian Rough Opal

Ethiopian Rough Opal
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Type: Others

Color: Multicolor

Material Origin: Ethiopia

Supply Ability:5 kilo per month

Port:Addis Ababa

Min. Order: 500 grams (Pieces)

Packaging Detail: standard

Delivery Detail: DHL express

Shipment Terms: FOB

Payment Terms: T/T,Western Union,Money Gram



     we supply High quality Ethiopian rough and cut opals.

we specialized in Ethiopian opals.

we participate Gem show like Tucson, Denver, Munich and Sainte Marie Gem shows through out the year.

contact us if you are intersting in Ethiopian Opals.

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             About Ethiopian wello Opal

Opal was first discovered in Mezezo, Shewa province in Ethiopia in the early 1990's. Many of the Mezezo opals had transparent,darker body color, tending to orange to red to chocalate brown.

The latest Ethiopian opal find was in 2008 in Wello province in northern Ethiopia, about 550 km north of Addis Ababa. Local farmers discovered some high quality opal near Wegel Tena close to the top of a plateau at 3,500 meters altitude. Much of the opal has a white body color with a vivid play-of-color.

The Wegel Tena find appears to be a very significant one, with an unusually high proportion of gem-quality material. Even though the miners are using rudimentary mining techniques over 1,500 kg of opal rough have already been extracted.

The Ethiopian opals range from opaque to translucent, but most of the high quality pieces are translucent. They display a full range of colors against a translucent white body color. Large patches of red and orange are common, and play-of-color is sometimes distributed along parallel colums that resemble fingers.

When immersed in water for a short period -- a few minutes to an hour -- many of these opals become quite transparent. This is typical of hydrophane opal, which is dry and porous and can absorb water without any damage to the stone and sometimes with no appreciable affect on the color flash. It is fascinating to watch this opal become completely clear when immersed in water. The process is fully reversible within a few hours, depending on the humidity and thickness of the opal. This phenomenon is prized by collectors.

According to a recent article in the GIA journal Gem and Gemology, the Wegal Tena opal "are resistant to crazing, and are remarkably durable." However, because the hydrophane opal is quite porous, we recommend avoiding exposure to chemicals or cosmetics. 

Opal in general requires care.

Enjoy with Ethiopian opal. 

We will supply you direct from the mining place

Daniel Kinfe Gemstones Export

Ethiopia-Addis Ababa

Business Type: Natural Stone

Establishment Date:Nov 25,2004

No. of Total Employees:<5

Main Products:Opal, Rough Opal, Polished Opal, Cut Opal, Wello Opal, Emerald

Contact Person:Daniel Kinfe


Mobile: 251911651160

Addr:Bole Medhanialem, Morning Star Mall, 3rd Floor, No 319E

Website:Supplier Website

We engaged in Exporting Ethiopian origin rough and cut opals.

we specialized in Ethiopian opals.

we have more than Ten years experience.

if you are interesting in Ethiopian rough and cut opal, do not hesitate to contact us.

we participate in Gem shows like Tucson, Denver, Munich and Sainte Marie shows.


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Buyers' Request

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hi what are your price per gram for the welo opal ? do you have big size with you now ? thank you
Dear Sir / Madame, could you kindly inform me of the available pieces and current market price for rough opal, similar to the photo? With best regards Petr
Hello Mr.Kinfe Can I Buy Black Opal from you ? I am a Dealer in Germany. How much does 1 Kilo ? Sincerely yours Thomas Kache
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