Check Out "The Rainbow Trout,"
Our Custom, Handmade Black Opal Fish Pendant
The Stone: Quilpie Boulder Opal, solid
- origin: Lightning Ridge, Australia
- brightness of color: 4 of 5
- darkness of bodycolor: varies, 2 to 5 of 5
- stone measurements: 23.94mm x 9.11mm
- freeform triangular cabochon cut
The Setting: Custom Open Back Bezel Set Solitaire Fish Pendant, chain not included
- 14kt yellow gold, solid
- approximate length: 1.75 inches
- articulated bail
- bail opening size: 4.8mm
- pendant weight: 15.83 grams
- Proudly handmade in USA
chain NOT included
More About "The Rainbow Trout":
We made this piece on-site in the mid 1990's to a long time customer's specifications. The opal had to match the color and pattern of a real rainbow trout. Almost 30 years later, the piece found its way back to us after her passing.
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.