These are authentic raw opals from Ethiopia. While cutting and cabbing larger stones, I’m sometimes left with chips and pieces. I polish those in a tumbler and occasionally drill through them to make cute little accent beads in jewelry. These little specimens are perfect for any accent piece. Each order is randomly hand-selected, but you are guaranteed only my flashiest and most colorful chips!
Ethiopian opals are not only beautiful, but they generally cost less than similar-quality opal from Australia. People now go to the store looking for “Welo opals” or “Ethiopian opals.” They also use the internet and search for these opals by name. This surge of public awareness has developed in just a few years without a major mining company or jewelry brand spending millions of dollars to promote them. This popularity is being driven by the beauty of Ethiopian opal and their current attractive prices.