Australian opals gemstone in handmade jewelry designs.
Australian opals the history began millions of years ago, Australia were covered by a inland sea sediment was deposited. The water flooded back flushing water containing silica into the cavities in the sedimentary rocks, remains of plants and animals . Silica transformed into a stone opals are simply silica and water.
We design jewelry using Australian opals in the design, you can have all the colors of unique rare and different gemstone from around the world in one jewelry design.
Australian opal we have the only Australian mine lease, listed on State Heritage Register List as an item of environmental heritage in LEP National Trust of Australia Register. Free of charge when purchasing stones over $199. His jewelers will hand make professional goldsmith design jewelry to suit the gemstone purchased clients personal designs OK . Heritage submission read “Opal More rarely, specimens contain precious opal” And these are surely among the most beautiful natural objects on earth. The opal is of the highest quality, characterized by red/black gems of superlative brilliance.
Australian opals gemstone jewelry designs as special.
Australia opal is the main source of opals,stone hardness 6.5 to 5.5, 80% to 95% of all opals come from the remote semi deserts. The gemstone are in Indonesia Honduras, Czechoslovakia Peru Mexico, Brazil and USA . Since the start of the new millennium South Australian crystal and white has not been producing a lot. And since the new Corcoran rush 1990s there has not been a lot of black stones also being produced and in the recent years around 2007 the country of Ethiopia has produced the greatest quantity of crystal that is on the market today,about 20% in 2014.
First Australian’s been dated back to around 40,000 years prior the first European arrival in Australia in 1770, the many aboriginal indigenous tribes are very tall very dark skin people that hunted naked, their theory ,Dreamtime Legend .
Australian opals in jewelry designs as special.
Numerous legends and tales surround this colorful Australians opals gemstone, which can be traced back in its origins to a time,ancient lost time of the first Australian. Their legends God came down to Australian on a rainbow, to bring peace to all the indigenous tribes, where God touched the ground, the opal became alive and all the colors of the rainbow spectrum,iridescent multicolors,light green-dark green of jade and the dark blue-light blue of sapphires,red color spindle gemstone, topaz beautiful blue , the pink color of tourmaline, opal crystals colors as clear as diamonds and can have all these colors yellow, and the exotic black opal,green colors like emerald, red garnets, white pearls,dark pigeon red ruby’s,superlative brilliance multicolors fire sparkling rainbow, the dreamtime legend it was the birth of gemstones.
The first British and European prospectors pioneers explores that heard about the rare multicolor that sparkled dazzling red fire from rocks and stones, travelled to these locations and started the first opal mining fields. Hard men it was all blood sweat and tears in the semi-arid deserts no fresh water most of the year, stinking hot summers and cold winters, all backbreaking work by hand. No machinery, candle lighting shovels and picks and a hand held windless to wind up a bucket of clay from the bottom of the shaft. A cable was connected to the bucket with Australians opals in side then the handheld windless is rotated 360° many times by manpower to allow the bucket to come to the surface under intense heat.