Australian Boulder Black Opal 22kt Gold Necklace
This Australian black boulder opal is truly amazing. It has a kaleidoscope of flashing fire in all color ranges with heavy pink, coral and red flashes. As you move it around the color light show changes - always vivid, always bright and fiery - just like a kaleidoscope.
I was immediately drawn to this amazing opal stone for its alluring summer colors and color spectacle show when it moves. As you scroll through the photos and see the videos, you will see I have taken photos from different angles showing the range of colors this special opal shows off.
You will see the blaze of warm colors of coral, pinks, reds, yellows against soothing blues and lavenders and then against electric greens and blues. From another angle you will see the softer orchid shades and lavenders with warm pinks.
I set this beautiful opal in a handmade bezel of 22k gold (alloyed by me) and soldered on sterling silver back plate, and mounted it sideways on 14kt gold filled chain to create this mesmerizing necklace.
I oxidized and polished the sterling silver for a light grey brushed finish to highlight the gold and centerpiece opal. It is a good size for layering with other necklaces, if you like.
The end of the 14kt gold filled extender chain dangles a wire wrapped Ethiopian opal.
This opal is not shy! It will show off its colors in any light from dim, dark to bright and sunny. It has the warmth of a beautiful summer day, a summer garden, a summer sunset; you will never tire of looking at it!
Last photo shows this opal before it was set in the bezel. Yes, it looks exactly like this.
This is a natural black opal from Australia, not a lab created opal. Opal is 4.56 carats; it is a doublet, and it measures 28mm long by 11mm high. The sterling silver backplate measures 25mm wide by 17mm high. No chips or cracks anywhere on the opal.
Necklace measures 16 inches long to 18 inches long with the extender chain.
One of a kind, if you are an opal lover and this captivates you, don't let it get away. Layer with other necklaces or wear it alone. Very special!
Even with all of the pictures and video, this opal is still more beautiful and captivating in person.
Great gift for an opal lover or for you.