Opal $75,000.00 Ethiopia Miniature, 4.1 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm This fine Ethiopian opal measures in at 88 carats. It is very difficult to find clean rough in this size from the Ethiopian deposits, and this stone would be expensive simply for its quality and size in any case. Opals are notoriously hard to photograph, and keep in mind that in person, the piece would show a further chatoyance and depth that is hard to capture with the camera lens. Joe Budd Photos.
Rare Ethiopian Opals Large and rare pieces of rough Welo opal. This newly discovered opal found in the Welo Amhara region in Ethiopia. The colors are brilliant and rival any top grade opal in the world. Most have an incredible brightness level with hot, neon multi-colors and multiple pattern mixes. The best trait of the Welo opal is that it can be one of the brightest opals in the world.