Australian opal pendant, Andamooka Crystal Opal pendant, 14k gold filled wire wrapped gift



Australian Andamooka Opal 14k gold filled wire wrapped pendant

This is a lovely 20 x 12 mm freeform Australian Andamooka crystal Opal. It is highly polished and has some nice sparkly rainbow colours near the bottom on a quartzite base. It's hard to catch the colour in a photo, so I have a few different lighting scenes. 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 on a free gold plated chain in an organza bag.

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.


Wire Wrapping Opals

The opals I wire wrap are all genuine solid Australian opal (unless the description is for a doublet which is a slice of opal glued to a backing), I don’t deal in synthetic opal. I buy rough and finished opal directly from the miners and cut and polish many by hand myself. My pendants are totally handmade, wire wrapped in Sterling Silver or 14k Gold Filled wire or findings. 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" and they have an enduring quality and unique beauty - no two opals are the same. All my jewellery is one of a kind, created in the inspiration of the moment and made with care.