Rainbow Matrix Opal Pendant, Australian Andamooka opal, red pinfire, 14k gold fill, wire wrapped elegant pendant
Australian Opal Pendant Andamooka Matrix red pinfire 14k gold fill wire wrapped
This is a really elegant pendant made with a 22 x 15 mm oval cabochon of Andamooka Matrix opal. This stone has pinprick red colour with a rainbow background sparkle, that gives the stone a pink look against the grey and dark brown background. Very unusual and lovely. It has been treated with sugar and heat to darken the background - this doesn't affect the opal or fade. I have wire wrapped it in 14k gold filled round and twisted wire. The finished pendant is a large 38 mm long. It comes on a free gold plated chain in an organza bag or gift box.
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.