Rare, opalised cockle shell found in our mine at Brown's Folly, Coober Pedy. We carefully cut and polished the front of the opalised shell to reveal it's hidden colour. We have left the back of the shell completely natural to enhance it's authenticity.
A custom 9 carat gold claw setting delicately holds the sides allowing 360 degree viewing of the opalised cockle shell. The shell displays broad flashes of green and gold and subtle tones of blue and purple on a semi translucent white opal base.
Opal always looks best in natural sunlight. Photographs never bring out the true beauty of opal. Any minor imperfections, if present, will not be detailed in the description but our photos have been taken to be as honest as possible. Any imperfection we think will impact the stone's stability will be detailed. Please look at the photos closely before making your purchase.
* Stone weight and size calculated prior to setting * 9 carat yellow gold * Stamped OQ : 9k