Hau Dancing Horse,
your post reminded me that one of my most prized gems is a beautiful
piece of Mexican fire opal.
In Oz, this Land of Opals, we have many varieties besides the famous
Lightning Ridge black opal. Amongst them is a lovely variety which we call
Crystal. This can also be facetted to enhance the effect. I have used this
facetted material set over diamonds. The facetting refracts the diamonds
beneath the opal, making it appear as though there are many more diamonds
than could possibly be there. The opal has lovely fire and patterning, but
is clear enough to reveal the pave diamonds beneath.
The recent posts about photo’s of Orchidists’ jewellery is stimulating me
to present some of my work once I can work out how to do it.
May your blessings boomerang. Rex from Oz.