Opal Goddess

A trio of opals in ocean colors comprise this 22K and 14K gold pendant. The center opal is technically a black opal, because it has the presence of manganese. The other two are boulder opals (opals still in the ironstone host rock in which it naturally grows). My initial thought on this piece was to make a series called “Trail Markers.” It morphed into a goddess instead. To accentuate the ocean colors in the pendant, I have strung emeralds which blend into aquamarines. This piece measures 19.75” long and has a lobster claw clasp.