This is a mini sized pair of circle shape, cabochon cut natural Ethiopian Opal gems set in sterling silver! They are beautiful small Ethiopian opals with pale blue and golden body color, and impressive rainbow fire. They would look beautiful paired with anything in our extensive Ethiopian Opal collection, much of which is not yet posted. Contact us for help putting together a set!
*This pendant requires special care—please see Care Notes.*
Dimensions: 0.19” x 0.19” (5mm x 5mm)
Physical: Ethiopian Opals are precious white opals found in Ethiopia, forming in all colors of the rainbow. These opals form in rhyolite, and are known for their hydrophane and contra luz properties.
Keywords: Psychic energy, intuition, inner journeys, Dreamtime.
Chakra: Third Eye (6)
*Note: Ethiopian opals must stay out of water and away from heat and chemicals, which may damage the opal irreparably. Ethiopian Opals do not have the stability that Australian stones are known for--the stones may change color permanently or craze (hairline fracture) if exposed to water or heat.
Care for gemstones in sterling silver jewelry:
As with all natural stones set in silver, these jewelry pieces should be removed when taking a shower, swimming, or entering a hot springs. Water (especially hot water) can damage natural materials and even cause settings to fail. This is especially true with gemstone rings!
*Though many gems and minerals have historical and cultural associations with healing properties, these items are sold for wear in jewelry, display, study, and collector interest only.