Andamooka Matrix Opal green flash & Kyanite Sterling silver wire wrapped pendant



Australian Andamooka Matrix Opal & Kyanite Sterling silver wire wrapped pendant

A beautiful  20 mm piece of Andamooka Matrix with a vibrant flashes of green down one side with a bit of blue that appears and disappears as you move the stone. The small pinpricks of colour combine to give the appearance of a sheet of beautiful colour. As with all opal, it is best viewed in direct light. This opal has been heat treated with sugar to darken the background and bring out the colour. I have wire wrapped it in Sterling silver wire with three beautiful Kyanite 6mm beads and the finished pendant is 35 mm long. It comes on a free silver plated chain in an organza bag. 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. There is not much material coming from this field these days and therefore this type of opal is becoming more rare. It has ‘pinfire’ flash, little specks of colour in a host stone, and the greater the concentration the more brilliant the colour.