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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Fairy Dust for your Finger

Posted on Jun 6, 2015

$125.00 | This beautiful .45 ct opal comes from Lightning Ridge Australia.  I hand cut the opal from rough to reveal it’s fire and set the cabochon in a beautiful 0.925 Sterling Silver filigree ring. The opal is rated with a B3 brightness in a milky white base.  It’s pinfire color sparkles like green fairy dust along with salmon red, blue, and gold.  Watch out though.  Get this in the sun and you’ll end up mesmerized! Because this is a natural stone it does have a couple of small pits on the bottom side of the cab.  The face of the opal has a high polish, very smooth.  You...

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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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