Huge Australian Boulder Opal pendant, 14k gold filled wire wrapped pendant natural opal pendant
Australian Boulder Opal Rolled gold wire wrapped pendant
This is a large freeform teardrop 20 x 30 mm Australian Boulder Opal with an interesting darker layer on the top with the spots of colour showing through, there is a patch of crystal opal at the top. It's wrapped with 14k gold fill wire with the finished pendant measuring 45 mm. It may not be the flashiest opal, but it sure is an interesting one. It comes on a free gold plated chain in an organza bag.
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!