|This is no ordinary opal More than any other opal, the Ethiopian variety has proved to be the most diverse in its coloring. Known as ‘play-of-color,’ the entire rainbow can be viewed within the walls of these gems. As if the coloring wasn’t impressive enough, Ethiopian opal is also tough. In a test, scientists dropped Ethiopian opal from a height of three feet onto a concrete floor. Even under a microscope there was no visible damage or cracking. To give these superb gems the presentation they deserve, we’ve created the Bareeda Opal Collection. The Bareeda (an Oromo word meaning “;beauty”;) set includes this necklace that showcases the fabled stone, set in rose gold-finished sterling silver and framed with lab-created DiamondAura�.