Andamooka opal pendant, Honey opal, Sterling silver wire wrapped pendant, unusual opal pendant
Unusual Andamooka Matrix Opal Sterling silver wire wrapped pendant
This is an interesting 20 mm Australian Andamooka Honey Opal. A very unusual colour, sort of a mix of tan and orange. It has beautiful blue and green gemmy colour play, gorgeous but very hard to show in a photo. It's wrapped with Sterling silver with the finished pendant measuring 35 mm. Because of it's unusual freeform shape, I made an unusual pendant! It comes on a free silver plated chain in an organza bag. A very different and beautiful rare gemstone, totally unique.
Andamooka opal comes from a small outback town in South Australia. The work involved in mining this opal, the small field it comes from and the gorgeous results mean that it is a unique and more rare type of Australian opal. It has ‘pinfire’ flash, little specks of colour in a host stone, and the greater the concentration the more brilliant the colour.
Wire Wrapping Opals
My pendants are totally handmade, opals made into unique pendants by the use of sterling silver or 14k gold filled wire or findings. I buy rough opal directly from the miners and cut and polish many by hand. 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 metaphysical properties, I am sure you will agree with me that they have an enduring quality and beauty. All my jewellery is one of a kind, created in the inspiration of the moment and made with care. I use quality materials and aim to produce beautiful, affordable items. Each one is unique, as even if I try and repeat a design, it's never quite the same, especially with opals!