Ethiopian Welo Opals - these opals need to be kept in water and will be shipped in a small plastic bag with some water in it. If you would like me to ship you a hexagon jar for your opal, please add one to your cart. Jars are $5 each.
Ethiopian Welo Opals are dropping in stories today before the 1pm Live of Citrine, Tourmaline and Herkimers. Ethiopian opals are specifically known to be an emotional intensifier. They amplify who you are. I'm a big fan of being who I am. I went away from myself for decades and now, I love what's here.
You'll want to keep these in water. You have the option to buy a little hexagon glass jar when you check out to keep yours in. Check it out in stories! Opal is a hydrated silica material. It's composed of submicroscopic spheres that are bonded together with water and additional silica. Sometimes the water in opals can evaporate causing cracks in the stones.
That's why this particular kind of opal needs to be kept in water to preserve the look. The play of colors is often referred to as "fire" — you'll see why when you check my stories! Like little flickering flames of various colors as the stone moves through the sunlight.
In Roman civilization, Opal was linked with good luck and hope. I know we can all use a little of that for "2020, Take 3"!
In France, the belief was that Opal could render it's wearer invisible! Invisibility cloak anyone? YESSSS.
There's even an Austrian legend that says Opal governs the stars, human love and the gold within the mines. @lfcbricker and I hand-selected each of these from a woman-run Ethiopian business. She was rad, her stones were stellar, and we walked away with a not minor debt LOL.
The crystals in the photos are representative of this collection and are not always the exact crystal you are buying since they are shown in full view on videos on Instagram.
These are natural crystals and have flaws and imperfections as part of the growing and mining process. All qualities outlined in the Instagram video represent the crystal you are choosing.