K1 Rhyolite Jasper, Blue Opal & Angelite Necklace SAMPLE

K1 Rhyolite Jasper, Blue Opal & Angelite Necklace SAMPLE

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£75.00
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    This necklace stems from my habit of picking up curiosities at gem shows. Out in parts of Australia and Arizona, gem hunters scour the desert for 'Thundereggs'. These are nodules, like a geode, that form in a special Rhyolitic lava. Split them open and you can sometimes find Opal surrounded by a matrix of Jasper. These beads are Jasper speckled with Blue Opal. I am reasonably sure this is Owyhee Opal. The effect is subtle and rather nice - it looks better in real life than I can capture with a...
    This necklace stems from my habit of picking up curiosities at gem shows. Out in parts of Australia and Arizona, gem hunters scour the desert for 'Thundereggs'. These are nodules, like a geode, that form in a special Rhyolitic lava. Split them open and you can sometimes find Opal surrounded by a matrix of Jasper. These beads are Jasper speckled with Blue Opal. I am reasonably sure this is Owyhee Opal. The effect is subtle and rather nice - it looks better in real life than I can capture with a camera. Not expensive, but uncommon. I've never seen this outside of the confines of specialist gem shows and I was surprised that someone had carved it into softly faceted beads. Bought in Arizona, so had not travelled far from its natural home. To keep with the theme of unusual and rarely used gemstones, the blue spacer beads are Angelite. 54cm, sterling silver hook clasp. Beads 1.5cm.
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