Large Australian Opal Pendant, Andamooka Matrix vibrant pinfire 14k gold fill wire wrapped freeform pendant

A$165.00

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

This is a large freeform triangle of Andamooka Rainbow Matrix opal. This stone has lovely pinfire rainbow colours with a green colour bar at the bottom right and rolling flash as it's moved. As with all opal, it is best viewed in direct light and my photos can't do justice to the sparkles of green, yellow and red. 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 35 mm long. It comes on a free gold plated chain in an organza bag. 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.