Australian Crystal Opal pendant, 14k gold filled wire wrapped pendant, natural gemstone



Australian Opal rolled gold wire wrapped pendant

This is an interesting 20 mm Australian Andamooka Crystal Opal. A very unusual colour, sort of a mix of pastel green, tan and orange. It has some nice green twinkling pinprick colour play, even red at the right angle, though almost impossible to catch in a photo. It's wrapped with 14k gold filled wire with the finished pendant measuring 30 mm. I enjoyed making it and sending nature's beauty out into the world to find it's owner. It comes gift boxed on a gold plated chain.

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!