This is a spectacular necklace of Australian Opal and Ironwood. Australian Boulder Opal is a dark ironstone matrix with a beautiful display of colors and superior stability. Since most deposits have disappeared, the main source of Boulder Opal is Queensland, Australia. They are said to aid inner beauty, faithfulness, and eyesight. The Boulder Opal Central has a beautiful blue and purple flash, and the Square Ironwood Cushion Bead above it has a nice flash in the diagonal vein across the bead. Some of the remaining Ironwood Pieces in this necklace have veined flashes as well. Opalized Australian Ironwood comes from Ironwood trees, which have lived for 1500 years. The Ironwood tree is one of the best-known medicinal trees. A tea can be made from the inner red wood, which is said to be a wonderful tonic and blood purifier. It has been used for stomach problems, to treat fever, and as a nerve tonic. I utilized Stone Bicones to complement the Ironwood, and the Opalized Swarovski Crystals coordinate with the beautiful Opal within the central stone. It is completed with 10K Gold Filled Beads and Toggle Clasp. This beautiful neckwear could be worn with an artistic flair to the opera or out to dinner with friends as an eye catching Pièce De Résistance.
Earrings: These lovely earrings are made to match the Australian Opal necklace. The Ironwood and Heishi are accented by the opalized Swarovski Crystals. They are completed with 10K Gold Filled Beads and Ear Wires.