A stunning, natural Boulder Opal with electric purple colour play. A wonderfully tactile piece which has been skilfully claw set in 925 sterling silver with a hammered, textured finish. Pendant measures 43x18x5mm, including bail. Comes with an 18" antique silver plate link chain and is presented in a quality Two Skies jewellery box, ready for gifting.
Australian Boulder Opal Sterling Silver Pendant
Australian Boulder opals are the second most valuable type of opal (following black opal). Boulder opals, as the name suggests, are mined from large ironstone boulders under the ground. Thin veins of colourful opal forms in cracks and fissures in these boulders. The thin layer of opal in boulder opals can display any colour of the spectrum in a beautiful play of colour, rich blue, turquoise and translucent yellows are visible, all with great fire. Interesting bandings and patterning also.