Breeze IX / Ethopian opal
Leaves of gold, branches of Silver.Warm 22 karat plated gold and white sterling Silver - a soft contrast of colour that leads the mind further.
Every gemstone is unique and every piece of jewellery is uniquely handmade. This piece is an original and only available for a short period.
A precious opal lures you into its relm of dept and colour play. They were prized by ancient Romans and Greeks. Pliny said that opals combined all the best characteristics of all the world's most beautiful gems.
Opal was formed many millions of years ago, when a combination of silica and water flowed into cracks and spaces in the ground. This then gradually hardened and solidified to become opal. Tightly packed uniform silica spheres of less than a tenth of a micron in diameter are what bangs out the amazing spectrum of colour that seems to leap from within the opal.
The internal structure of precious opal makes it diffract light; depending on the conditions in which it formed it can take on many colors. Precious opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black. Of these hues, the reds against black are the most rare, whereas white and greens are the most common. It varies in optical density from opaque to semi-transparent.
Each and every piece of jewellery is exclusively made high up in the alps in my South Austrian studio. Natural gemstones are selected and eco/recycled gold or silver used in creating your piece.
There is more than enough precious metal above the ground (already mined) to satisfy the jewellery industry for the next 50 years. Much of it sits in bank vaults and in the form of old and unused jewelry. Time to re-use and recycle!
Our Silver is recycled from scrap jewellery here in Austria.
Recycling Silver does not effect the quality of the metal! Impurities are burned off and the metal is again pure and ready to be alloyed. The finished piece is stamped .925 according with European Hallmark laws.
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