Lorikeet Lightning Ridge Black Opal and Gemstone Pendant
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Australian opals are imbued with the magic of vibrant colour, which reaches into your soul and reflects the beauty of the world around us. The Gerard McCabe Lorikeet necklace features a Remarkable Lightning Ridge Opal with an exceptionally bright play of colours showcasing the full spectrum of the rainbow in all its stunning glory.
This spectacular pendant is a rainbow confection which brings to mind a Lorikeet seen sitting on its branch, high in the trees. The Opal represents its body, while its head is represented by a Pear shaped yellow sapphire surrounded by a halo of diamonds. A total of 109 gemstones feature in this design as the colourful rubies, emeralds, tsavorites and sapphires represent the bright splash of a Lorikeet’s feathers. Elegantly twisting gold embellishment frame the tail feathers of our Lorikeet, beautifully drawing the eye towards the central Opal.
A wearable piece of art which is an expression of joy, laughter and beauty of life, this pendant comes with a matching chain and has been designed in South Australia for the Gerard McCabe Remarkable Rocks collection.
Opal: Black (Grade 3) Australian Lightning Ridge solid seam Opal, flat cabochon weighing 5.69ct. This opal displays a full spectral colour exchange in a ‘jigsaw puzzle’ pattern. Opal sourced from a 1920′ s brooch. This opal is consistent with seam opal from the Grawin Field in Lightning Ridge, Australia.
Yellow Sapphire: Pear shape, Canary Yellow, weight = 0.40ct.
Surrounding diamonds: Colour: G, Clarity: VS, total weight = 0.11ct.
Round Cut Multicoloured Stones: Emeralds, 3=0.16ct. Ruby, 6=0.28ct. Blue Sapphires, 25=1.13ct. Tsavorite Garnet, 6=0.30ct. Fancy-coloured Sapphires, 53=3.72ct.
This pendant is crafted in 18ct yellow gold, with an adjustable double chain. It is about 5cm long and 2.3cm wide. The chain can be worn at either 45 or 50cm long.
Designed in Adelaide, Australia.