- AAA grade pink pearls
- 2.4 carats, AAA grade, champagne garnet
- 5.4 carats Queensland fairy opal
- 1.65 carats natural (stabilised) turquoise
This pink pearl, garnet and opal bracelet is a one off design handmade with natural pink, AAA grade, freshwater pearls. The pearls are accented with Bali style daisy spacers and 2.4 carats of natural, champagne garnet. The ends of the bracelet are accented with 1.2 carats of red Mozambique garnet and the centre of the bracelet is set with a solid, 5.4 carat, sparkling Queensland fairy opal and 1.65 carats of natural (stabilised) turquoise. The bracelet is finished with a hammered sterling silver toggle clasp.
The fairy opal used in this bracelet comes from Queensland, Australia. Fairy opal is a type of treated matrix opal - it is still a naturally mined stone but the opal is given a hot sugar bath treatment that turns the original sandy brown matrix a deep black/brown, which is a) more attractive and b) helps the colours pop out more. It is a lovely kind of opal with colours scattered in pin prick or confetti pattern all over the stone (in fact, it is sometimes known as confetti opal). We had lots of different grades of fairy opal available to us when we purchased our stones. We opted for the highest grade, as it had a greater variety of colours present, with greens/blues/purples/reds & yellows all to be found.