The Ethiopian Opal is volcanic in nature and found along the lines of where many ancient volcanoes were once active as well as beaches. One of the many different kinds of opal and gem found in the Welo district of Ethiopia, this opal is highly resistant to cracking or damage.
Also known as the hydrophane opal the Ethiopian Opal is known for it's ablity to absorb water and change from opaque or semi-translucent to translucent or transparent depending on the angle you are viewing it at. Sometimes the stone can even appear to be gray in nature or take many different brightly colored overtones.
Sometimes this highlights the color play – others will just become transparent or opaque, with no color when hydrated. Hydrophane opals vary widely from source to source, so it is important to learn the characteristics of gems from a particular mine rather than consider all hydrophane opals to be alike in both looks and properties.
Although this opal is very durable, you should never use a steamer or ultrasonic cleaner for your Ethiopian Opal jewelry. Also make sure to keep away from harsh cleaning agents or jewelry perfumes that can adversely affect your colorful stone.
Popular as ring settings as well as in a necklace, the Ethiopian Opal has tremendous appeal to many people of all cultures.Every single piece of Ethiopian Opal jewelry found at Ana Silver Co. is handcrafted by our talented artisans.
Using only the finest 925 Sterling Silver, there are no two pieces of our Ethiopian Opal jewelry are exactly alike! See our stunning selection of Ethiopian Opal silver pendants, unique Ethiopian Opal silver rings, and dazzling Ethiopian Opal silver earrings.Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for your special someone or looking to treat yourself, Ana Silver Co. has something for everyone! Our Ethiopian Opal silver earrings are hypo-allergenic, and you'll be hard pressed to match our Ethiopian Opal jewelry styling and prices. Come and check out what makes Ana Silver Co. the best jeweler in town today.