Boulder Opal “Mermaid”
Boulder opals were Australia’s first commercial gemstones. Known for thier brilliance, these opals range from exquisite black to every shade known. Like the solid black opals of lightening ridge, boulder opals have a natural back, but this time it is ironstone. These are solid gems not doublets or triplets but solid opal, the ironstone back is part of the stone.
This is a ‘freeform’ opal carved into whatever shape brings out the best colour rather than a calibrated oval or round. The surface of the stone undulates and with it’s exquisite greens and blues I created a mount that contains stylised waves and foaming crests. Unique and beautiful.
Complete with an 18” 9ct gold chain and suede presentation case. SOLD