• Andamooka Matrix Opal rainbow sterling silver wire wrapped pendant
  • Andamooka Matrix Opal rainbow sterling silver wire wrapped pendant
  • Andamooka Matrix Opal rainbow sterling silver wire wrapped pendant

Andamooka Matrix Opal rainbow sterling silver wire wrapped pendant

A$145.00


Australian Andamooka Matrix Opal Sterling silver wrapped pendant
 
This is beautiful 15mm Andamooka Matrix opal that sparkles with the colours of the rainbow.The colours are vibrant, from yellow and orange to green and flashing red. Believe me, the photos cannot capture the stunning beauty of this opal, though I tried! (For some reason the red is showing as orange.) It has been heat and sugar treated to darken the background. I have wire wrapped it in Sterling silver wire the finished pendant is 30 mm long. It comes on a free silver plated chain in an organza bag.
 
A very different and beautiful rare gemstone, totally unique and getting more rare by the day!  
 
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.