Australian opal pendant, Andamooka gemmy green Matrix Opal, Sterling silver, wire weave wrapped pendant, opal gift
Australian Andamooka Matrix Opal Sterling silver wire wrapped pendant
A beautiful piece 15mm of Andamooka Matrix opal. This stone glitters with strong pinfire sparks of green that are vibrant in sunlight. This particular piece is a freeform teardrop, it has been heat treated to provide a darker background for the colour and then polished. Wrapped with Sterling silver wire, the finished pendant is 33 mm long and comes on a free silver plated chain in an organza bag. A very different and beautiful 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 type of Australian opal. There is not much material coming from this field these days and therefore this type of opal is becoming rare and expensive. It has ‘pinfire’ flash, little specks of colour in a host stone, and the greater the concentration the more brilliant the colour.