Black opals are exceptionally rare in that they are known to form in only one place: Australia. Boulder opal is found in cracks, crevices and cavities. Silica from dissolved sand trickled down cracks and crevices in ironstone boulders and the silica precipitated out of solution. Generally, the opal is found within boulders which need to be broken open. These are found in clay layers just above the ironstone.
These gems have been considered for thousands of years to be extremely lucky and the most uplifting of the Opals, bringing Light into the aura. It eases distress and dissolves depression and hopelessness, helping one face their darkest fears and to release that which is holding one back. Linking the Root and Crown Chakras, Black Opal connects one’s highest spiritual aspirations with one’s physical body, making it a powerful magnifier of intention and manifestation. It is a protective stone for deep inner work, and has been thought to cure ailments of the eye and improve vision.
It was Shakespeare who gave black opals their moniker, “The Mother of All Gemstones", and the depth of its mysterious beauty definitely causes one to ponder one's origins! This astonishing boulder opal bracelet has sparks of blue and green black opal emerging from the burnished ironstone depths. Cut into an oblong oval cabochon and simply set in 9 karat yellow gold, it will take your breath away! The clasp is easily managed with one hand as you squeeze to release the hook. A perfect adornment for anyone who exalts nature and seeks the formation of beauty, it may become your signature piece!
Dimensions: Fits up to a 6 1/4" wrist; Opal is 33.5mm x 17mm
Weight: 13.57 grams
Materials: Gold, Black Opal
Metal: 9K yellow gold
Marks: Stamped 375
Condition: Excellent Estate condition commensurate with age and