This is a gorgeous pendant made with bright green tourmaline and blue opal from Peru. The top stone is green tourmaline from Afghanistan. It is clean and bright and has a minty green color. The bottom gemstone is Peruvian blue opal. This material was mined more than 30 years ago from a small short-lived find in the Andean foothills. Most of the material that came out of these mines is opaque and at best translucent with inclusions of other minerals making it unusable for high quality jewelry. The piece of opal used in this pendant is the highest quality (facet grade) with Caribbean Ocean blue color making it extremely rare. I have only seen a couple pieces of material like this in all my travels in search of gem materials. I used these two stones because their colors are so complimentary.
The gold work is simple yet elegant with a row of gold ball accents across the top. The bale is extra fancy with a tapered row of gold balls down the front. It is a mid-sized pendant that is just over 3/8” wide and approximately 1 ” tall (without the attachment bale).
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