Category Archives: Opal

ethiopian opal - opal rough

Ethiopian Opal – Rainbow & multicolor

 The changing fortunes of this gorgeously magical gemstone For the Romans, Ethiopian opal was the most precious of all the gemstones, believing that it encompassed the beauty of every type of gem. They were buying opal from traders travelling routes from India to the Bosporus/Constantinople areas. These strange gems were used in the festivals of Saturnalia,…