Ethiopian opal is a type of precious opal which means that it shows amazing play of color.
. Ethiopian opal is found in large nodules that are broken open to reveal the opal color.
If you are looking for loose individual Ethiopian opal be sure to navigate to the Ethiopian opal stones category on the left. This will show you all of the Ethiopian opal that can be used for jewellery or just for admiring.
Cutting Ethiopian Opals
Steps to cut opal
Set the opal
Set the Opal on your dop stick using glue. This is better than heating Jewellers wax for Ethiopian Opal
During cutting use as much water as possible
Do not use excessive pressure
Do not use excessive pressure, let the Opal guide you
Shape and polish
Shape and polish the Ethiopian Opal and enjoy the display of colors after you have finished polishing
After cutting let the Opal sit in a warm place to dry out.