More than any other opal, the Ethiopian variety has proved to be the most diverse in its coloring. Known as ‘play-of-color,’ the entire rainbow can be viewed within the walls of these gems. As if the coloring wasn’t impressive enough, Ethiopian opal is also tough. In a test, scientists dropped Ethiopian opal from a height of three feet onto a concrete floor. Even under a microscope there was no visible damage or cracking.
To give these superb gems the presentation they deserve, we’ve created the Bareeda Opal Collection. The Bareeda (an Oromo word meaning “beauty”) set includes this necklace that showcases the fabled stone, set in rose gold-finished sterling silver and framed with lab-created DiamondAura®.