Beautiful polished 86 carat opal from Ethiopia! This opal has been polished on all sides and is a solid opal. When out of the display jar, the opal appears to be transparent/yellowish with very little color showing. Once added to the water filled display jar with the black base and put under a direct lamp or sunlight, the opal shows its amazing & almost magical colors! These photos were taken close under an incandescent light bulb, but it also looks amazing under direct sunlight. *This particular opal does need to be stored moist to keep it from crazing, so we recommend a clear jar or dome filled with water (included). They make amazing display specimens, but are not suitable for jewelry. It looks stunning in direct sunlight and in direct view of lamp/overhead lighting. We consider this piece to be miniature (MIN) mineral specimen (although the plastic dome does create an illusion of a larger piece).
*This piece will be shipped wrapped in moist paper towel and you will need to refill the glass dome with distilled water upon receiving the opal. THIS PIECE MUST REMAIN MOIST, if not, it will craze.
Weight: 86 carats
Locality: Welo Ethiopia