Ethiopian Opal Top Drilled Raw Nuggets Approx 10 – 15mm Beads 6 – 8 Pieces Per Strand

Pretty Ethiopian Opal Raw Nugget Strand!


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Ethiopian Opal Top Drilled Raw Nuggets Approx 10 – 15mm Beads 6 – 8 Pieces Per Strand

We have seen an ever-growing amount of Chunky Rough and Raw Gemstone Jewellery Makes appear on our Instagram and TikTok feeds recently. So we are delighted to stock a whole range of Drilled Raw Nuggets!

Our Ethiopian Raw Nuggets come on a Strand measuring approximately 10 – 15mm with 6 to 8 pieces so that these Beads can be used as part of a really wonderful piece of Jewellery. Each Strand costs £15.50 and is perfect for adding an edgy vibe to your Jewellery Makes and Designs.

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You are guaranteed a high-quality cut with every Ethiopian Opal Strand, which we promise you. All our items at Chalmers Gems come with a free Authenticity Certificate. After checking out, you can download your certificate from your account.

Gemmology Facts: Ethiopian Opal

Opal has a very fine structure consisting of millions of regular stacking uniform spheres of amorphous silica with regularly arranged gaps between them. Amorphous in Gemmology terms means that there is no set form – they are not crystalline – just like Amber, which is also an amorphous material.

The arrangement of these micro-spheres is critical to the colours being displayed when light interacts with them. Large spheres may diffract green, blue and violet flashes. Whereas even larger and perfectly aligned spheres may create red flashes, the rarest and most valuable colour.

The phenomenon created is called Opalescence, and it is caused by the way the light reacts with the Gemstone and the eye. As the light travels into the Opal, it is diffracted from the tiny perfectly aligned and stacked silica spheres and depending on the attributes mentioned above; it will display different colour flashes to the eye.

Ethiopian Opal is mined in Ethiopia’s northern Welo district.

You can learn more about Opals and Opalescence in our Blog HERE.

Crystal Healing Properties: What is Ethiopian Opal good for?

Opal seems to have a chequered past when it comes to luck; however, most of this is nonsense. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Diamond dealers perpetuated the bad-luck myth as Opal gained momentum in the Jewellery trade. Indeed, the luck of the Opal goes way back, where it’s documented that the Romans used it as a travel talisman to keep them safe. Today, it is widely used in Crystal Healing as it helps to maintain calmness. It encourages independence, plus it stimulates originality and creativity.

As the birthstone for October, Opal is considered the fire of the human spirit. Its energies help keep our passions and dreams burning, especially when we feel down on ourselves.

Opal doesn’t just scratch the surface of emotional healing; this Gemstone invites you to take charge and own your doings. This is extremely crucial in our lives because it enables us to recognise how we act and make amends when necessary. This maturity works like magic, deeply healing relationships without nullifying our own feelings.

What Chakra does Ethiopian Opal open?

There are many various colours and shades of Opal, and you can find one that corresponds to each Chakra. Opals are laced with light and colour, and they respond well to many different Chakras. They are great at kicking out any blockages in the body, thanks to all that high vibrational energy. These Ethiopian Opals are perfect for use with the Sacral Chakra.


One of the most important things to remember if you own our Gemstones and Crystals is to care for them properly. All Gemstones should be carefully cared for like any other item we love.

We recommend using the Chalmers Gems Gemstone Cleaning & Polishing Cloth to keep your Gems clean.


All weights, measurements and counts are approximate.

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Product Information

  • Colour:
  • Mixed, Multicolour, White
  • Cut:
  • Raw, Rough
  • Dimensions MM:
  • Approx 10 - 15
  • Drill Hole Size (mm):
  • Approx 0.6
  • Gemstone:
  • Ethiopian Opal, Opal
  • Guarantee:
  • 100% Authentic
  • Quantity per Strand:
  • 6 - 8
  • Shape:
  • Nuggets
  • Treatment:
  • Natural

Authentic Gemstones

We guarantee all Gemstones are authentic and verified by Marie Chalmers and the Gemmology Team. Each product comes with an Authenticity Certificate.

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