Gems — Australian opals
Posted by Yvonne Raley on
Opals: Some Thoughts on Their Special Allure and their Challenges for the Jeweler If you’ve been following my shop for a few years, you will notice that I have never carried a lot of opals – not until recently! You may know of my dislike for Ethiopian opals but if not, here's why I don't really like them: I bought some Welo opals shortly after they initially came out and there was a bit of a craze – prices actually went up from a few bucks a carat to $50-70 per carat wholesale within a year or two. Shortly after...
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