Australians Stunned by Ethiopian Opal Find
The African gem that upset the jewelry world
Though Australia has been the dominant force in opals for more than 100 years, that country’s opal supremacy is being challenged by a relative newcomer. In 1994, Ethiopian opals were put on the map after a small discovery in that country’s Menz Gishe District in the northern part of the Shewa Province. After two additional discoveries in 2008 and 2013, Ethiopian opals have grown in esteem for their spectacular play-of-color in a wide variety of body colors and patterns.
As Stauer always keeps an eye on the latest breakthroughs in gemology, we decided to craft a piece perfectly suited for this incredible gem. Introducing the Gem of Africa Ring, a remarkable tribute to the world’s most popular phenomenal gem. It stars a beautiful white Ethiopian opal surrounded by topaz, citrine, African amethyst, periodot, garnet and chrome diopside. Set in yellow gold-finished .925 sterling silver, this ring sets out to establish Ethiopian opal as one of our greatest gemstones. Find your own Gem of Africa today.
- 6 ctw
- Yellow Gold-finished .925 Stering silver setting
- (1) oval 14x10mm Ethiopian Opal
- (1) each oval 6x4mm Sky blue Topaz, Swiss blueTopaz, London blue Topaz, Citrine, Amethyst, Diopside, Peridot & Garnet
- Design 23mm L, 21mm W
- Sits 12.5mm high
- Band 1.35mm width
- 7 grams
- Available in whole sizes 5-10
Stunning One of a Kind
When I opened my box to see this ring that I had bought I was so overwhelmed at the quality and the brilliance of this Amazing ring. When I saw it I never expected it to be so Beautiful that it takes your breath away. You have to have this Gorgeous ring and the designer should get a compliment. The combination of these gemstones is just awesome! Thank you Kaya