Hydrophane Jelly Opal
Lot 1209
Hydrophane Jelly Opal
Sold for US$ 2,125 inc. premium
Auction Details
Hydrophane Jelly Opal
Lot Details
Property of a Mid-West Collector

Hydrophane Jelly Opal
570 km north of Addis Ababa, Wello, Delanta Plateau, Tigray, Ethiopia
The present stone 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 incredibly bright play-of-color and harlequin patterns. Most smaller stones originating here are crystal opals which are so transparent that one can see through them. This present stone is an exceptional oval cabochon jelly opal having a vivid spectral play-of-color "suspended within the crystal body of the opal.
Weighing approximately 12.89 carats and measuring 24.0 x 14.0 x 5.5mm
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