Working with some coloured gemstones can be quite a challenge. Mother Nature creates stunning gifts - but for really outstanding examples in finished jewellery, you must be prepared to wait.
This recent set is the culmination of many years of patient collecting. Matching size, colour and pattern in opals is very difficult whilst matching the colour, clarity and luminance of high grade chrysoprase is becoming harder as less examples are being released into the local market due to the extreme popularity in the Asian market.
But beautifully unique pieces such as these are a joy to behold - and certainly worth waiting for!
Jewellery designer + owner manager of Sunstate Jewellers