It’s hard to describe Ethiopian Opal in a practical way, because we look at it and we start babbling about fairy magic and dragonfly wings. Can you blame us? It’s just so pretty!

Opals form when silica gel fills crevices in rock. After the water in the gel evaporates, the silica remains in the form of tiny spheres. Opal’s mesmerizing play of color is what happens when those tiny, stacked silica spheres diffract light.

Ethiopian Opal is known for its dreamy, delicate, shimmering brightness. It is believed to be an emotional intensifier, enhancing the true nature of those who wear it. Some say it also strengthens the will and shields the wearer against negativity.

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