- Opal in 18k Gold bracelet
- Gems and Jewelry, 190 x 22 x 6 mm; 52 cts
- Welo, Ethiopia
This is an original labor-intensive piece made from 78 carefully placed and unusually well-matched opal cabochons, of 52 cts total weight, in yellow 18 karat gold. Small sapphire and diamond provide a few accents. We have sold many loose opal stones from this remarkable modern find, which is now really starting to dry up and see prices increase, but I have never bought or offered jewelry of this material before. It just seemed too beautiful to pass up...The bracelet is of sturdy, careful craftsmanship, made in India and inspected by a jeweler friend of ours for quality and authenticity. Price on Request. Joe Budd photos.