Killer Ethiopian Opal

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Gemstone: Opal
Location of Origin:South Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Treatments:None reported
Weight:11.51 cts.
A superb FACETTED Opal from Wello (Wollo), Ethiopia. This gem was cut by my sister-in-law, Allyce Kosnar of Kosnar Gem Co. The size, combined with the fact that it is not a simple cabochon, but rather a custom cushion cut gem with an amazing array of fiery reds, oranges, yellow, greens and even slight blue flashes make the most impressive gem that I've seen from this area. I would say that this material could be called "Contra Luz".

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