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Custom Indoor/Outdoor Boulder Opal Pyramid Fountain | 20.6"

Custom Indoor/Outdoor Boulder Opal Pyramid Fountain | 20.6"

Regular price $12,000.00 USD
Regular price $16,500.00 USD Sale price $12,000.00 USD
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Custom Boulder Opal Fountain:

Indoor/outdoor three sided pyramid fountain handmade over the course of three months with 100+ Australian boulder opal stones laid into concrete.  The fountain sits in a bowl of tumbled Mexican fire opal.

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Material Origin: Quilpie, Australia and Mexico

Fountain Origin: Handmade in Silverado Canyon, California, USA, c.2022

The Fountain Measurements: 20.6" (with flow-control stone- 19.75" without) tall x 11.5" wide from base (front)

The Bowl Measurements: 20.5" diameter x 7" tall

Cord Length: Approximately 5.5 feet

Additional Details: The stone masonry was hand done in the home of our shop owner, David Burton, over the course of 3 months, four hours per day, four days a week.  Over 1.5 tons of rough Australian boulder opal material from a single mine run had to be purchased in order to get enough quantity of this quality- a first time occurance in over 30 years of business.

The inspiration to make a three sided pyramid fountain came from a custom comission order placed years ago.  Our customer at the time wanted us to find three large, matching stones to create a three sided pyramid the height of a deck of cards.  The project took almost a whole year to complete, and a lot was learned from the process.

Quilpie boulder opal stones used in the creation of this fountain are completely stable and can safely be placed in direct sun.  The fountain is safe to be left running or not running; the core is hollow and houses the pump.  A loose piece of boulder opal sits on top to both minimize splash and act as a flow-control to direct water in any desired direction on the fountain- a feature that is optional and can be removed any time.

 

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We are always happy to provide additional photos and videos any time.  Just shoot us a quick message, and we'll get back to you.  Don't be shy!
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Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.
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While we work hard to present our online customers with accurate inventory availability, we reserve the right to cancel and refund a sale if the item is sold somewhere else first.
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About Opal

While many believe opal to come only in a traditional white hue, this common misconception cannot be more inaccurate.  With over 200 varieties of natural opal discovered so far, the historically referred "Queen of Gems" can come in a wide variety of colors- before the stone's famous "play of color" rainbow effect is even taken into consideration.  Over 90% of the world's opal is produced in Australia with other well-known deposits located in Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil, and the United States.

Chemically, opal is an integrated combination of water and silica.  Water content in opal can range from 3% to 21% by weight, with average jewelry material ranging between 6% and 10%.  Because of this, it is advised to store your opal jewelry with care; safes and bank vaults can be notoriously dry.  We suggest storing opal in an airtight container along with a piece of water-moistened cotton when dry storage conditions are anticipated.  Some varieties are more resilient to harsh conditions than others.  It is safe to clean solid opal jewelry with warm water, mild soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush.  Avoid chemicals, harsh abrasives, and ultrasonic cleaners.

Shipping, Handling, & Inventory

Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.

While we work hard to present our online customers with accurate inventory availability, we reserve the right to cancel and refund a sale if the item is sold somewhere else first.

Wanna closer look? Don't be shy! We are always happy to provide additional photos and videos any time.  Just shoot us a quick message, and we'll get back to you.

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