Posted on Aug 1, 2015

$1200 – Entry for the 2015 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards in Australia – IOJDAA

A Rose by the Sea

by Kerry Jo Montoya

Coober Pedy opalized shell carving
Size: 21.6 ct and 28x22x9 mm
Brightness: B4
Bodytone: N7, semi-black

Available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/244329867/a-rose-by-the-sea-opal-carving-semi

The front is a rose and I kept the back side as an homage to the shell.  This gorgeous gemstone kept me completely mesmerized while carving.

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A Rose by the Sea – front

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A Rose by the Sea – back

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A Rose by the Sea – backlit

opal carving

A Rose by the Sea

opal carving

A Rose by the Sea

 

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