Mexican Contraluz Fire Opal with Peridot set in Sterling

Posted on Jun 6, 2015

NFS | This is for my personal collection.  It’s my first contraluz opal.  Contra Luz in Spanish means “against the light”.  Prisms of color dance as light passes through it.  I teamed this faceted Contraluz Mexican Fire Opal with a couple of Peridot trillions and set it into Sterling Silver. NFS [kad_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/0TNBKZj8P_Q” ]    

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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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World Jade Symposium – Pendant Creation

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

Getting Started | The Tools | Pendant Creation | Finished Pendant | Sculpture Creation | Finished Sculpture I started with a slab of Wyoming Nephrite Jade and a black opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia.  I’d cut this opal a long time ago but at that point I didn’t have the setting skills required to use it.  I recognized this as a very special stone so I tucked it away for later use. Here’s the initial layout Here you see the pre-cut along side the planning sketch. And here is the initial preform. After this I proceed with the final revisions and grinding.  Click below on...

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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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Welo Silver Pendant – Sold

Posted on Mar 30, 2014

SOLD – Welo Silver Pendant Welo Opal set in .999 fine silver with sterling bail on a burgandy leather cord. SOLD. Contact Me:kjofineart@cox.net Item #: WPS290314

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