I have a soft spot for the little stones that glitter and stun you with beauty when the sun hits the colour. The stones that are not ‘mainstream’, the opals that are so different that when you see it something resonates within about it’s particular properties, the unique beauties. My favourite opal field is Andamooka in South Australia with it’s wonderful pinfire rainbow matrix and crystal opals, though Boulder opals have a unique beauty too. I hope you like them as much as I do. See the full range in the Collections links.
I use Sterling Silver and 14k gold filled wire to create a frame for each gemstone and the aim is to have a stone speak for itself. No glues, no fixatives, just the tension of the wire holding it together. The description of gemstones that most appeals to me is that they are “part of the earth’s DNA”. Even if you feel they don’t have any special or metaphysical properties, I am sure you will agree with me that they have an enduring quality and beauty that simply can’t be matched.