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😳🔥Can’t get enough opals? Check out this extravagant Ethiopian chocolate opal nodule, displaying ridiculously beautiful green and orange fire!! This curved nodule section is wrapped in matrix rock, revealing a smooth interior of rich crimson-chocolate opal. Electric flames gleam on one side of the opal, and mysterious deep blue and red flashes across the other. Large, lovely, and a perfect gift for the serious opal lover! 😳🔥 Locality: Ethiopia. 1.38" x 1.13" x 0.75", 16.8 g (0.59 oz)–yours for $152 on PhenomenalGems.Etsy.com. #ethiopia #ethiopianopal #opals #raw #unpolished #rainbow #flash #electric #large #xl #nodule #chocolate #fire #mineralspecimen #gemstones #crystals #minerals #jewelrysupply #meditation #display #collection #healingcrystals #mineralogy #phenomenalgems #etsy #etsysellersofinstagram #giftideas

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Diffraction opal from Ethiopia…

The high quality volcanic opals of Wollo Province have burst upon the gem scene over the last decade. This 4.43 carat cabochon is unique in showing a diffraction pattern in the play of colour. The points of light move in a synchronised manner and change colour when the light source is moved.

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Image credit: B. Rondeau.

Plume opal

These rare pieces have been dribbling out of Ethiopia over the past years, and display amazing patterns of play of colour resembling lava lamps rising through viscous fluid. The cause is simple, there are two generations of opal here. The first transparent matrix generation contained dendritic plume shaped inclusions, which were then replaced by a second generation of precious opal sometime later.

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Image credit: Opal Auctions.