Opal Specimens / Rough (Ethiopian)

Rough Ethiopian Welo Opal Specimens, from colourless chunks to brightly coloured specimens.

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Rough Ethiopian Opal Specimens

Single small pieces of rough Ethiopian Opal, some of which are still in their original stone matrix. These come from the well known opal fields in and around the Welo province of Ethiopia.


All of these pieces will have at least some play of colour, and have been pictured dry in low light to show off some of the flash. When polished or wet, they will show up their flash much better.


Some of these pieces may be suitable for lapidary usage, although most are quite small, and many will have small cracks running throughout the Opal.

Our stock currently includes:

  • #5 - Grade B nodule - 45x36x29.5MM. Larger piece with very little fire, only a small patch with red flash.
  • #8 - 135 gram piece of white Ethiopian Opal. 50x50x40MM approximately. This piece is colourless Opal, known in the trade as 'potch'.

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.


1 review for Opal Specimens / Rough (Ethiopian)

  1. Antonios Andreou (verified owner)

    Absolutely stunning, I bought the grade B 4-10mm opal and it’s so beautiful, 10/10

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