Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace

Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace
Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Gold Filled Necklace

WELCOME TO MY STORE CAROLINE JULIEN DESIGNS AND GEMS! SPECIALIZING IN RARE, HIGH GRADE AND EXOTIC GEMSTONES. UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS THIS STUNNING GENUINE NATURAL HIGH GRADE BLACK ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL SMOOTH BRIOLETTE DROP PENDANT; GOLD FILLED NECKLACE! THIS GORGEOUS LARGE BLACK OPAL MEASURES 18X9X5MM AND WEIGHS 3.73 CARATS. ON TOP OF THE OPAL I'VE WIRE WRAPPED A 14K GOLD FILLED BAIL WHICH MEASURES 5X3X3MM WITH AN OPENING OF 4X3MM.

THE NECKLACE MEASURES 18.75 INCHES LONG WITH AN EXTENDER CHAIN OF 1.75 INCHES, SO IT IS ADJUSTABLE BETWEEN 18.75 INCHES UP TO 20.50 INCHES. I CAN SHORTEN OR LENGTHEN THIS NECKLACE VERY EASILY, SO FEEL FREE TO ASK! THE GOLD FILLED LOBSTER CLAW CLASP MEASURES 7X5MM AND IS STAMPED'GF'. THE GOLD FILLED CHAIN IS AN ELONGATED RECTANGLE BOX LINK THAT GLITTERS IN THE LIGHT. THE EXTENDER END OF THE CHAIN HAS A BLACK WELO OPAL ACCENT BEAD WHICH MEASURES 6X4X2.5MM AND WEIGHS 1.75 CARATS.

THIS'TAIL' LOOKS BEAUTIFUL HANGING DOWN ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK. THE PENDANT WAS EXPERTLY WIRE WRAPPED ONTO THE BAIL WITH 26 GAUGE GOLD FILLED HALF HARD WIRE. THE PERSON WHO DRILLED THIS PENDANT DID NOT DRILL IT STRAIGHT, SO THE WIRE SITS BACK FROM THE TOP. I'VE USED JEWELER'S GLUE TO SECURE THE WIRE WHICH IS NOT NOTICEABLE.

THE PENDANT CAN MOVE FREELY ALONG THE CHAIN AND WILL COME OFF THE END. THIS OPAL HAS A LARGE SURFACE IMPERFECTION ON THE BACK WHICH IS NOT NOTICEABLE FROM THE FRONT. THE LAST PHOTO SHOWS THE BACK. THIS ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL IS NATURAL BUT HAS BEEN SMOKE HEATED TO ENHANCE THE FIRE. THIS TREATMENT IS PERMANENT AND THE COLOR WILL NEVER CHANGE.

THIS OPAL IS A POLISHED DOME OVER THE FRONT AND FLAT ON THE BACK. FROM THE FRONT, THIS OPAL LOOKS BLACK, BUT WHEN HELD UP TO THE LIGHT; THE BODY COLOR IS DARK RED TO DARK CHOCOLATE BROWN AND DISPLAYS VERY BRIGHT OPALESCENT FLASH WHEN VIEWED FROM ALL DIRECTIONS. THIS OPAL FLASHES VERY BRIGHTLY IN SUNLIGHT, AND ALSO IN FLUORESCANT LIGHT. I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME PHOTOGRAPHING THIS OPAL, BUT I PROMISE YOU; THIS OPAL HAS EXCELLENT FIRE.

THE OPALESCANT FIRE INCLUDES RED, PEACH, YELLOW, GREEN AND BLUE FIRE. THIS OPAL IS A SOLID OPAL, NOT A DOUBLET OR TRIPLET LIKE MOST AUSTRALIAN OPALS.

A SOLID BLACK OPAL OF THIS SIZE AND GRADE IS EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND VALUABLE. ETHIOPIAN WELO OPALS ARE MINED IN THE WOLLO PROVENCE NEAR THE TOWN OF WEGAL TENA IN ETHIOPIA, AFRICA. SINCE 2008, THIS FINE GRADE OPAL HAS BEEN MINED BY HAND BY LOCALS AND FINE SPECIMENS HAVE COME TO RIVAL AUSTRALIAN OPALS. FINE WELO OPAL SPECIMENS CAN DISPLAY BRIGHT ALL SPECTRAL FIRE AND CAN BE SET AS A SOLID OPAL AS OPPOSED TO DOUBLETS OR TRIPLETS; WHICH IS COMMON FOR AUSTRALIAN OPALS.

OPAL IS A HYDRATED AMPHOROUS FORM OF SILICA WHICH IS CLASSIFIED AS A MINERALOID. THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF OPAL CONTAINS MICROSCOPIC SPHERES OF SILICON DIOXIDE MOLECULES ARRANGED IN REGULAR CLOSELY PACKED PLANES. ALL SPECTRAL OPALESCENCE IS OBSERVED FROM THE DIFFRACTION OF LIGHT PASSING THROUGH THE OPAL STRUCTURE. OTHER TYPES OF OPAL ON THE MARKET INCLUDE AUSTRALIAN OPALS: WHITE OPAL, BLACK OPAL, CRYSTAL OPAL, AND BOULDER OPALS. OTHER FORMS OF OPAL INCLUDE MEXICAN FIRE OPAL, PERUVIAN OPAL, NEVADA OPAL, OWYHEE OPAL FROM OREGON AND COMMON OPAL WHICH IS FOUND IN MANY PLACES AROUND THE WORLD.

THIS PENDANT IS VERY EYE CATCHING AND FLASHES ELECTRIC FIRE LIKE CRAZY. THIS NECKLACE IS STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS, EXQUISITELY DESIGNED AND IS FOR HIGH FASHION WEAR. THIS PIECE IS FIT FOR A QUEEN OR PRINCESS! THIS ONE OF A KIND NECKLACE WAS CREATED AND HAND MADE BY ME WITH LOVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO STOP BY AND VISIT MY STORE!

The item "GENUINE NATURAL BLACK ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL PENDANT BEAD GOLD FILLED NECKLACE" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fashion Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".

The seller is "pinkhair1" and is located in Surrey, British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.