The things that Mother Nature produces will simply amaze.
This super rare Honeycomb Welo Opal from Welo province in northern Ethiopia looks like a dinosaur egg that’s about to hatch.
The splash of vibrant colors also makes it look like the opal contains a universe of some sort, especially the fiery bright color which gives the gem its due name.
Below is a stunning Mexican fire opal as captured by gemstone collector Jeff Schultz.
According to Geology, a fire opal “is a variety of opal that has a bright yellow, bright orange or bright red background color…Precious Opal is a name given to any opal that exhibits “play-of-color”, a flashing display of spectral colors when the opal is “played” under a light source.
Check out the Honeycomb Welo Opal and more opal varieties from around the world after the jump.