Lightning Ridge opal, Colour bar dark based, Sterling silver, wire wrapped pendant, opal pendant
Grey based Lightning Ridge opal Sterling silver wire wrapped pendant
This is a beautiful solid Semi-Black (grey based) Australian opal from Lightning Ridge that I cut and polished myself (front only). It measures 12 x 14 mm in a freeform triangle shape. It has a wonderful colour bar across the front of green, blues and oranges. Gorgeous against the grey! Natural art by Nature. Its wrapped with Sterling silver wire and the finished pendant is 25 mm long with a loop at the top for hanging. It comes gift boxed on a free silver plated chain. Nature at its most beautiful and one of a kind.
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!