100% natural Australian precious boulder opal gemstone found only in outback Queensland and prized by royalty, celebrities and those who appreciate owning a piece of rare antiquity.
This stunning opal was formed in ironstone boulders millions of years ago when the area was a giant inland sea.
The pendant comes ready to wear, with an earthy leather cord, and can be worn just about anywhere, including surfing and in the shower, but like all precious gemstones, care should be taken not to drop it on hard surfaces.
It suits all sexes and is perfectly sized – not too big – not too small.
Boulder opal is a unique type of natural opal that formed in voids and cracks in weathered ironstone boulders in the times of megafauna.
Its unique formation creates stunning natural veins of colour, vibrancy and texture, with alluring swirls and patterns unique to each gemstone, set against the brown ironstone base.
1. Australia is the largest producer of opals – accounting for around 95% of the world's opals.
2. Australia's opals are of the highest quality.
3. The opal was declared October's birthstone in 1912 by the American National Association of Jewellers.
4. Opal was declared Australia's national gemstone in 1993.