Australian Opal Pendant, Andamooka Rainbow Matrix, vibrant red pinfire, 14k gold fill, wire wrapped pendant



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

This is a freeform 20 mm Andamooka Rainbow Matrix opal. This stone has lovely pinfire rainbow colours, particularly red, against a dark background, like stars in a night sky. As with all opal, it is best viewed in direct light and it changes colour as you move it. It has been heat treated with sugar to darken the background and this doesn't fade. I have wire wrapped it in 14k gold filled wire and the finished pendant is 30 mm long. It comes on a free gold plated chain in an organza bag or gift box. A very different and beautiful rare gemstone, totally unique.

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.