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 – 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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Aussie Double Opal Pendant

Posted on Apr 2, 2014

$125 Original handcrafted artisan jewelry by artist KJ Montoya Lightning Ridge Double Opal Pendant on 16″ Sterling Chain This double opal necklace has a Lightning Ridge Crystal Opal on top with a Lightning Ridge Black Opal on the bottom set in Sterling Silver on a 16″ Sterling chain.  Both opals are gem quality. The delicate movement and bright colors create a stunning piece of jewelry that will make any woman happy.  This will be a fine addition to any woman’s accessories. $125 plus shipping. kjofineart@cox.net With these brilliant colors this Opal Pendant Necklace would...

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Australian Opal Heart – 14.45 Carat – SOLD

Posted on Mar 3, 2014

SOLD I’m loving this piece! I just carved this heart from a piece of Australian Opal Rough. 14.45 carats of pure beauty! Contact me at kjofineart@cox.net to purchase.

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