This handcrafted pendant is the second piece resulting from my collaboration with Australian Opal miner and mine owner David Woller. This collection features the most incredible and genuine Australian Boulder Opals that have all been mined, cut, polished and set entirely by hand.
The Boulder Opal in this particular piece has been mined in the Yowah Opal fields in South-West Queensland, and has the most beautiful swirls on both sides in the boulder stone, filled with flashes of rainbow in the Opal streams that run though it. The stone itself measures approximately 29mm x 27mm, and it has been set in a pendant made with a combination of fine and sterling silver. The pendant is reversible, so that it can be worn two ways to truly show this incredible stone. It has been polished to a high shine and strung onto a 72cm organic cotton cord, so that it can be worn as a choker, a long layering necklace, and everything in between! Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, and environmentally-friendly methods!
Total Pendant Length: 39mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 27mm approx.
💎 BOULDER OPAL LORE:
Precious Boulder Opals are only found in one place in the world, which is Queensland, Australia, and forms in cracks or as coatings on the surface of sandstone or ironstone boulders, which is how it earned its name. Occurring as pebble rock, precious opal develops within thin veins, fissures and hollows. As opal miners attempt to remove the embedded opal from the ironstone, some of the host matrix is preserved during the process. For this reason, boulder opal is sometimes referred to as 'opal in matrix'.
Boulder Opal is considered to be a stone that has a pure energy, which helps to clear and strengthen the aura. Boulder Opal is also thought to help provide clarity and purity of thought, un-cluttering a muddled and confused mind. As well as this, it is also thought to help calm and centre, and when used in meditation, can facilitate counsel with guides. It is also considered to be a perfect stone for promoting positivity, healing and increasing beauty.