Australian Boulder Opal

Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal

Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal

Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal
The bold and unique stone in this pendant is a beautiful natural, solid, (not a doublet or triplet) un-enhanced opal in matrix (boulder opal) mined in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia then cut, polished, and set in the USA. The opal shows brown matrix as well as a large vein of precious opal. There are beautiful flashes of Orangy-red, yellow, green, teal, and blue in the opal deposits. This beautiful little piece of Australia has a free form shape that is somewhat like a pear.

It measures approximately 18.9 x 13.5 x 3.0 millimeters and it weighs approximately 8.25 carats. As you can see in the photographs the colors in the precious opal are mostly orange, green, and blue with some yellow.

As with all natural opals, the colors show best in full sunlight or under the bright lights of the camera. In ambient room lighting the play of color sparkles mostly in pastel tones of orange and green. Attaching a realistic retail value to an opal is a complicated task which involves value judgments of many different variables. Please remember this estimate is just a reference point of what a stone of this size and quality might sell for in a fine jewelry store. Since I cut the stone and set it myself, I can keep my asking price well below wholesale and I will consider all reasonable offers on this beautiful stone.

This unique Australian boulder opal is set into a sterling silver (92.5% silver) pendant which hangs from a sterling silver bail. The opening in the bail measures 7.1 x 3 mm so it will accommodate a good size chain or cord. A note about opal photography. I try to make the best and most realistic photos of opals that I can; however, opals are notoriously difficult to photograph as the play of color changes with lighting and with the stones orientation to the light source. Cameras and monitors also show different color variations and saturation of color. These facts make it difficult to accurately capture the beauty of an opal with the camera, still or video.

That said, nothing works as well as holding the opal in your hand and looking at it in person, in room lighting and in sunlight. The item "Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal" is in sale since Wednesday, June 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Gemstone".

joh" and is located in Valrico, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, South africa.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Total Carat Weight: 8.25
  • Style: Pendant
  • Length (inches): approximately 1.3 inches
  • Theme: Beauty
  • Main Stone Color: Brown matrix with play of color
  • Main Stone Treatment: Not Enhanced
  • Metal Purity: 925 parts per 1000
  • Main Stone: Natural Australian Boulder OPAL
  • Pendant Shape: Free form
  • Main Stone Creation: Natural
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Brand: Handmade
  • Total Carat Weight (TCW): 8.25
  • Main Stone Shape: Free form pear like


Sterling Pendant with bold 8.25 carat natual Australian Boulder Opal