On the Wings of Forever – Opal Carving #IOJDAA

Posted on Aug 1, 2015

$1200 – Entry for the 2015 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards in Australia – IOJDAA On the Wings of Forever by Kerry Jo Montoya Coober Pedy opalized shell carving Size: 9 ct and 27x22x3.5 mm Brightness: B5 Bodytone: Light based Available for sale:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/244332933/on-the-wings-of-forever-green-opal One side has a carving of a wing while the other has abstract, flowing...

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A Rose by the Sea – Opal Carving #IOJDAA

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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TRINITY – Lightning Ridge Black Opal Carving

Posted on Jul 30, 2015

$1200 TRINITY – Lightning Ridge Black Opal Carving 20 ct – 33x29x10 mm Body tone: N3 – The potch is a solid LR Black at N3. Brightness: B2 to B4 – The drop is B2, the triangle is B4, and the spirit wind is B3. I rate the drop at a B2 as it’s harder to see out of the light whereas the other two areas aren’t. But if you’re judging the brightness under the light the drop would have a higher brightness rating. This opal carving comes in a black suspension display box and will show it’s true colors under a display light. The triangle focal point...

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World Jade Symposium – Abundance

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

$375 | Getting Started | The Tools | Pendant Creation | Finished Pendant | Sculpture Creation | Finished Sculpture ABUNDANCE by Kerry Jo Montoya, © 2014 Wyoming Nephrite Jade On Balsa Wood Pedestal 5” x 3.5” This is my sculpture entry into the World Jade Symposium 2014. When my first child was born there was a new love birthed that I’d never before experienced.  That love was deeper and more powerful than anything previously known.  It wasn’t until that point that I fully understood the Father’s sacrifice.  This sculpture is my visualization of that moment. I did not mount this piece as it...

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World Jade Symposium – Mercy Flows – Bronze Award!

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

$395| Getting Started | The Tools | Pendant Creation | Finished Pendant | Sculpture Creation | Finished Sculpture Finally!  It’s finished!  I’m happy to announce that this entry won a Bronze Award at the 2014 World Jade Symposium! MERCY FLOWS by Kerry Jo Montoya, © 2014 My sin was paid With mighty throes Encased in jade His mercy flows Cross Pendant with .925 Sterling Silver Wrap & 16” Chain Wyoming Nephrite Jade, 72mm x 47 mm Lightning Ridge Black Opal 1.5 ct A few years ago I had a batch of potch & color from Lightning Ridge Australia.  While cutting into the parcel I...

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Fish Gemstone Carving, Lightning Ridge Black Opal

Posted on Mar 17, 2014

$150 | Fish Gemstone Carving by KJ Montoya Lightning Ridge Black Opal 1.55 Carat, 14mm Long Email: info@KJOFineArt for purchase...

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