This amber crystal opal bracelet is handmade from 36 carats of 100% solid natural dark amber crystal opal from the Lambina opal fields in Australia. Each opal sphere measures 7mm and is accented with 2.75 carats of AAA grade natural and untreated Madagascan blue sapphire. The bracelet is finished with 24k gold vermeil Bali style spacer beads and a premium handmade 24k heavy-plated sterling silver s-clasp with granulated detail (sourced from Indonesia).
The opal in this bracelet displays bright blue crystal fire with some greens and the odd flicker of red. Only 1 in 1000 cut opals is a true amber opal, with the majority of amber opal coming from Lambina. Owning a whole bracelet of amber crystal opal exhibiting precious fire is a rare thing.
The clasp and beads used in this piece have a satin finish with a 40-mil thick layer of genuine 24k gold over sterling silver - a far more substantial layer than traditional plating techniques.