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Australian Opal Pendant Andamooka Matrix vibrant rainbow pinfire 14k gold fill wire wrapped



Australian Opal Pendant Andamooka Matrix Rainbow pinfire 14k gold fill wire wrapped

Unusual and beautiful pendant made with a 20 mm slice of Andamooka Rainbow Matrix opal. This stone has bright flashes of the rainbow colours - red, violet, green, orange. The colour is somewhat directional, as you move it a new one shows, sometimes the background looks blue. It's been heat and sugar treated to darken the background, this does not affect the opal or fade. It also has some rough patches and this adds to it's appeal. I have wire wrapped it in 14k gold filled round and twisted wire. The finished pendant is 30 mm long. It comes on a free gold 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 now rare type of Australian opal. It has ‘pinfire’ flash, little specks of colour in a host stone, and the greater the concentration the more brilliant the colour.