Ethiopian Opal White Precious Rainbow Pink Green Orange Flash Fire Raw Natural Miniature Specimen

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This is a fabulous specimen of natural Ethiopian opal! Pictures don't do it justice...the raw specimen is a flashy white precious opal, with a rainbow of eye-popping rainbow opalescent colors! The opal features flashes of blue, orange, and electric green opalescence. The play of color is amazing! This a unique natural specimen that would REALLY shine in wire-wrapped jewelry!

Locality: Ethiopia
Dimensions: 0.38” x 0.44” x 0.50” (10mm x 12mm x 13mm)
Weight: 1.24 g (0.04 oz)

Ethiopian opals are a beautiful type of white precious opal, though they can have many different base colors. Originally Ethiopian opals were darker and found in geode form--they began to impact the opal market in 2008. Since then, many high quality specimens have appeared that rival the Australian opals which have dominated the opal market since the beginning. This type of opal is from the Welo district, a locality which yields fabulous and very colorful opals in a rhyolitic matrix.

Durability: Hardness--6.5. Opals are prone to dryness and cracking, known as crazing, so care must be taken in wearing and setting. Avoid rapid temperature changes. (Opal specimens are raw and unsealed--they may exhibit existing crazing lines.) Rubbing an opal with your finger was once thought to lock in moisture--hence, the opal's old name of "Loving Stone".

Healing: Ethiopian opal is believed to strongly enhance psychic abilities, helping us perceive all sides of a situation. It is believed to enhance self-expression, transmute negative into positive energy, and carry the energy of joy into the wearer's life!

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from the United States
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I try to ship within 1-5 days of receiving payment. I will let you know promptly if there will be a delay for any reason.
Shipping will be USA First Class unless you request something different, such as Priority. If you would like insurance or confirmation, please contact me when you purchase an item.
International business: in most cases, I will be shipping First Class International. Please contact me before purchasing if you would like to purchase multiple items and I will quote you a shipping price! I tend to quote a base shipping price for international orders, but I promptly refund any overpayment on shipping. If you would like to ship it registered, also let me know.
International Customs, tariffs, or related fees: in most cases, I won't be able to predict whether or not your order will incur customs fees. Any fees that are incurred outside of the US will be the responsibility of the buyer. If you would prefer to have the order returned rather than pay a customs fee, please contact me and I will issue you a refund when the order is returned to sender, and I receive it.

Apologies, but at this time, I will not be able to ship to the following countries:
Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola (Cabinda); Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Burma; Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast); Croatia; Cuba; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Greece; Iran; Iraq; Jordan; Liberia; Libya, Moldova; Montenegro; Nigeria; North Korea; Paraguay; Republic of the Congo (Zaire); Serbia; Sierra Leone; Somalia; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Syria; Togo; Yemen; Zimbabwe.


I accept Paypal and credit cards. I also accept Etsy gift cards. Occasionally I am interested in trading--please drop me a line if you are interested in proposing one!

Returns & exchanges

You may return an item for any reason, within 14 days of receiving it. You must notify me prior to mailing the return that there is a problem, or that you would like to return an item.
(Please return the item in its original condition, with full insurance and carefully packaged.) Please contact me to let me know you have mailed the return--I will issue a refund for the item price when I receive it in hand, and have confirmed it is in original condition.
Refund will apply to the original item price, and will not include shipping in either direction.

*NOTE: For items over $300 in value, and/or over 2 lbs in weight, there will be a 15% restocking fee if you would like to return it.

Additional policies

As with all natural stone, items may have slight scratches, chips, inclusions, or natural imperfections. I will note this in the description when possible, so please read carefully and examine photos carefully. I also do my best to faithfully represent an item's size and weight--I do this through written dimensions, as well as multiple scale photos. Please contact me with any questions before purchasing.

Items are natural and not enhanced, UNLESS otherwise stated. I am a firm believer in full disclosure, and I do my best to describe things exactly as they are.

Computer monitors may change or distort colors--I try to represent different light sources in photos.

Please let me know if you have any questions!