Recently a client fell in love with this unusual and fine black opal
(left). Black opal is found at Lightning Ridge in south Australia and
almost nowher else. The cutter noting the unusual color pattern in
the stone cut it to resemble a butterfly’s wing. We all agreed that
the best use of the gem would be to make a butterfly piece, in this
case a pendant for his wife. A combination brooch/pendant would have
added flexible but as his wife never wears pins he decided against a
combination piece. Few people have ever seen the steps necessary to
produce a fine handmade original so we decided to document the making
of this masterpiece.
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