GRADING REPORT Welo Opal
- Identification: Natural Unheated & Untreated Opal
- Carat: 2.10
- Shape: Pear Cabochon
- Measures: 7.08x7.11x3.75 (millimeter)
- Body Color: White/Colorless
- Color Play: Excellent
- Pattern: Irregular Honey-comb / Mosaic / Ribbon
- Clarity: Free of Inclusions
- Cutting Grade: Very Good
> Finish: Very Good
> Depth: 41%
- Origin: Ethiopia, Welo
- Treatment: None
Certificate No: To-be-delivered / On request / Not included in price
Overall Grade: Very Good+
Comment: Welo opal with neon(!) color play of red, yellow, orange, green and rare blue. In motion reminding of a comic strip printed on finest glossy paper and viewed under the influence of the newly legalized plant, only here you need not smoke anything or eat THC-cookies. The colors are there for everybody to see in any emotional state, without external help, from far away many more meters than a common room crosses even with bad eyes, and in any light setting, from bright day light to artificial light and near darkness. See 'more images'. Do not judge opal until you have seen one of these untreated Welo Opals. There truly are magical and offer what has become seriously expensive from Australia for a fraction of its cost. Pendant-sized and -shaped. Check the close-ups and excuse the vertical lines, it seems we need to change the camera settings for this type of photo.
P.S. The unusual circumstances of this year, personal and in general, have so far hindered us from getting lab reports done, although I dare hope this will change by late May when I will visit Antwerp in person. The price here quoted is EXCLUDING our usual certificate. If you like to have a lab report for this garnet we need to add between $100 for an IGI report or up to $1,000 premium for a full AIG report. But it, too, would need a good deal extra time (currently over 12 weeks, sigh). That prices in this P.S. section differ is no lazy mistake but reflects the different pricing policies of the gem labs we use. Some calculate via weight, e.g. a 7 carat garnet is more expensive to test than a one carat, others labs go via pieces, when a small sapphire costs as much as a 10 carat gem.
Discuss design options (with a hunted matched pair difficult but possible)
See former designs.