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A Handmade item
Made in Australia
by Gemstone CrystalDesigns
* All Madeit sellers are based in Australia and goods are shipped from Australia.

This is a large and unusual Andamooka Matrix opal. This stone has pinprick green and blue colour that is lovely in direct light. The colour is a little directional, meaning some angles are better than others but that doesn't disqualify it for me from being a lovely stone. It has been treated with sugar and heat to darken the background - this doesn't affect the opal or fade. I have wire wrapped it in 14k gold filled round and twisted wire. The finished pendant is a large 40 mm long. 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 rare. It has ‘pinfire’ flash, little specks of colour in a host stone, and the greater the concentration the more brilliant the colour.

My Opals
I source my opals from local miners, cut and polish most myself. It's often a messy thing to do requiring a lot of patience and persistence, and a glorious delight to find that colour within a stone. I tend to like the unusual ones, the unique and different that are often overlooked yet bring such beauty. All opals are solid unless otherwise stated. The essence of Australia!

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