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Opal Jewelry6 of 10810K Gold and Opal Brutalist NecklaceUnmarked Sterling and Opal Ring
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This pendant and chain are Japanese made, but with Australian opals, probably from Coober Pedy. Marked Japan 925.
    I like that the three vary in colour, from mainly blue to green added, then red added. Neat.
    The setting is very 1960s I think, but I will wear this. The reddish opal has a fine crack in it, and I am going to oil it, a la Kyratango.

    The kookaburra is one of many locals, but this youngster is quite friendly and visits us every day.
    Isn't she lovely!

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    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      The opals are beautiful and your bird friend is lovely!
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Hi Karen, the pendant is very nice:-)
      Your picture of the kookaburra is great and how lucky to have one visit you!
      We hear lots of them here, but they don't visit....I love them...
      We had a visitor not long ago, a Little Forest Bat! It was so tiny we thought it was just a baby, but found out that Tas only has tiny ones, not like the mainland ones at was so cute!!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Beautiful fiery opals, I love the different sparkly colors and how well they complement each other - you will look great wearing them Karen. Your kookaburra is adorable, is it tame enough to feed it? I bet it comes close if you have breakfast outside
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      You have a beautiful friend, and so lucky to have so many opals to work with !~
    5. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      MrsT, thank you. Our kookaburras are noisy at times, but wonderful anyway.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Judy, your little bat sounds wonderful. We only get flying foxes here, along with the multitude of other very noisy critters, including the kookies. This one is not quite adult and she lets us leave food out for her and will come within a metre. I don't feed her often, the wrong food makes them fat and unwell!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Ken, the necklace is quite lovely, and I do feed the kookaburra occasionally but it's not good for them to eat our food.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Hi Jenni! Thanks for the vote (sight unseen) that I will look good in the pendant, Maybe not look so good, but will feel good!
      See my comments above regarding feeding our kookaburra.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much Phil! Bird and opals are chuffed!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Beautiful opals Karen! I love your little Kookaburra friend! We had a Goldfinch that would come sit in the seal of our window every evening for about a two week period, a few years back. We at first thought he simply liked seeing his reflection in the glass, but then we'd see his eyes following us as we moved thru the room.
    11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Such a nice suite of opals Karen and each one unique. I love it when nature allows you to get just a bit closer. We have a flock of English sparrows that live in our dwarf Alberta spruce over the winter. You can get fairly close to them and they will listen when you talk to them, tilting their little heads to one side. I chastise them for doing their duty on my new doesn't :)
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      I love the opals' colors! Just gorgeous! The kookaburra is adorable!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Ooh Karen! I don't know which I love the most... those glowing opals or Miss Kookie showing her fluffy head and... opalized butt ;-))
      Lucky you!
    14. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Beautiful !!!
    15. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      A very fine bird. Did not know what a Kookaburra looked like. I hear they sit in old gum trees.
    16. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      I didn't know what a kookaburra looked like either, but now I'm thinking of emigrating!
    17. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      adore birds
    18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Yes, love your Kookaberra!!! This is very pretty too. Jewels lately huh? Sweet. These opals look like they may be from 3 different places, or at least 2, would that be correct? I thought Lightning Ridge for sure and called Black Opals. The one to the left looks different than the ones I've seen. Is that the Coober Pedy you are referring to? OOOH, and I see now that it's a pendant, you even said so. I don't know what gave me the idea it was a brooch??? My mind must be on your other jewelry post! haha

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