Rough Ethiopian Smoked Black Opal Slice Beads - Pack Of 10

Rough Ethiopian Smoked Black Opal Slice Beads - Pack Of 10

Price: £19.99 / pack of 10 beads

These rough Ethiopian Smoked Black Opal slice beads have been treated to give them their dark colour. The heat treatment usually involves wrapping the opals in paper and heating them producing smoke. Smoke particles then enter the opal and darken their colour. This intense dark colour beautifully highlights vibrant flashes of green, blue, ultra-violet and red fire running through these beads. Each bead is different and would create unique pieces of jewellery.

  • Fully head drilled
  • Size: approximately 5-7mm
  • Hole size: approximately 0.3mm (holes do vary and a more suitable diameter wire may be necessary)
  • Has a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale
  • Treatment - heat treated
  • Healing properties: faith, hope and confidence
  • Birthstone of October
  • Country of Origin: Ethiopia
  • Sold as a pack of 10 beads
  • NB These chip beads are very delicate therefore extra care needs to be taken if you are considering using them for wire-wrapped jewellery designs
Product code: SOT1884

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