Long Pear Shaped Fire Opal Pendant Hand Bezel Set In Sterling Silver, Solid Opal. Ethiopian Welo Opal

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Long Pear Shaped Fire Opal Pendant Hand Bezel Set In Sterling Silver, Solid Opal. Ethiopian Welo Opal

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CA$165.00

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Handmade

Material

Gemstone: Opal

This is a natural, solid Ethiopian "Welo" fire opal set in fine quality sterling silver. I've used a simple "D" shaped- half round bezel to set and highlight the natural beauty of the stone.

The stone alone measures 16 mm x 8 mm.
The bale has a minimum inside diameter of 5 mm.
The pendant, including the silver setting measures 29 mm long x 10 mm wide.

This opal has an opaque white base color with bright fire in every part of the stone. There are no dead spots or flaws in this opal. This one even has the turquoise blue color that is only found in Ethiopian Opal however the majority of the opal is green, yellow, red and orange.

All photos were taken outdoors in natural light.

Ethiopian "Welo" opals are a recent discovery found in 2008 in the Welo province of Ethiopia.
The significance of this find is profound compared with the well known Australian opal. Welo opals resist crazing (clouding) and cracking when exposed to environmental changes much better than its Australian counterpart. Australian Opals typically contain much more water content and need to be cared for as not to dry them out where color can be lost permanently. Since Ethiopian opals are a much drier hydrophane opal, the colors are best while the stone is dry.

Because Welo Opal likes to absorb water, it should not be exposed to water for more than a minute or so. It will not hurt the opal but it will absorb water and the color may diminish until it dries out. The drying period can be from a few hours up to a few weeks depending on the amount of time it has to absorb water and what the drying conditions are like.

Opal Care
Ethiopian opals should not be cleaned in ultrasonic cleaners or with chemical cleaners. These can damage the stone and its fire. Avoid body products, soaps, and oils as these may absorb into the stone.
The best way to care for this opal is to simply wipe it clean with a dry microfiber cloth to remove finger prints, and other residues.
This is a natural, solid Ethiopian "Welo" fire opal set in fine quality sterling silver. I've used a simple "D" shaped- half round bezel to set and highlight the natural beauty of the stone.

The stone alone measures 16 mm x 8 mm.
The bale has a minimum inside diameter of 5 mm.
The pendant, including the silver setting measures 29 mm long x 10 mm wide.

This opal has an opaque white base color with bright fire in every part of the stone. There are no dead spots or flaws in this opal. This one even has the turquoise blue color that is only found in Ethiopian Opal however the majority of the opal is green, yellow, red and orange.

All photos were taken outdoors in natural light.

Ethiopian "Welo" opals are a recent discovery found in 2008 in the Welo province of Ethiopia.
The significance of this find is profound compared with the well known Australian opal. Welo opals resist crazing (clouding) and cracking when exposed to environmental changes much better than its Australian counterpart. Australian Opals typically contain much more water content and need to be cared for as not to dry them out where color can be lost permanently. Since Ethiopian opals are a much drier hydrophane opal, the colors are best while the stone is dry.

Because Welo Opal likes to absorb water, it should not be exposed to water for more than a minute or so. It will not hurt the opal but it will absorb water and the color may diminish until it dries out. The drying period can be from a few hours up to a few weeks depending on the amount of time it has to absorb water and what the drying conditions are like.

Opal Care
Ethiopian opals should not be cleaned in ultrasonic cleaners or with chemical cleaners. These can damage the stone and its fire. Avoid body products, soaps, and oils as these may absorb into the stone.
The best way to care for this opal is to simply wipe it clean with a dry microfiber cloth to remove finger prints, and other residues.

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Unfortunately I'm unable to accept custom orders or resizing requests at this time.
The best way to keep silver looking bright is to use a dry silver polishing cloth. This not only eliminates cleanup of wet polishing compounds but also ensures that your stone does not become damaged in the process. Here is our favorite polishing cloth. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/641270544
Never use ultrasonic cleaners with natural stones.
Unfortunately I cannot offer to resize rings. Close fitting sizes can usually be refit inexpensively with a local jeweler in your area.
Our orders are sent discrete and with enough protection to keep it safe in its journey without adding unnecessary costs to shipping.
We are happy to include a personalized note in your order although gift wrapping is not available.
Due to the nature of my competitive pricing structure, wholesale is not available although I'd be open to hearing your proposal.
Please see this chart to convert my listed sizes to other international measurements. http://www.ringsizes.co
Please make sure that the delivery address is correct before making a purchase.
If you noticed a mistake in your address before the package has been sent, please contact me immediately to have it changed. Changes cannot be made after this and I cannot be responsible for undelivered packages due to an incorrectly provided address.
Usually items which are undelivered will be returned to me although this is not always reliable or timely.
Items returned to me may be refunded minus shipping costs or resent to the correct address after shipping costs are repaid.
We ask that you please contact us before making a return to ensure a smooth transaction. Please be aware of our shop policies as it relates to returns and free shipping.

Our shop includes shipping in the prices and advertises as "free shipping". All returns will be refunded minus our original incurred shipping costs set out below.
Your order will receive a 100% refund on any items which are damaged or incorrect due to our errors.

Canadian returns: Full refund minus CAD$15 per order.
USA returns: Full refund minus CAD$10 per order.
International returns: Full refund minus CAD$15 per order.

Any shipping upgrade costs are non-refundable except in the event of our errors.
It is the customers responsibility to pay return shipping.

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