Opal pendant, Andamooka Matrix opal, Sterling silver, rainbow colours, wire wrapped pendant, unique unisex opal
Unisex Rainbow Andamooka Matrix Opal Sterling silver wire wrapped pendant
This is an interesting 15 mm freeform nugget of Andamooka Matrix opal. It looks like a normal stone until you move it and find there is actually a lot of colour, green, a blue colour bar, yellow and red! 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 25 mm long, suitable for guys and gals 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 more 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.