Riorita Handmade Jewelry Designs

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Protected: Dionysus Ancient Greek Coin Ring

  • February 11, 2015 5:03 PM
Ancient Greek Coin Ring

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My Love Affair with Koroit Opal stones

  • February 12, 2011 12:22 PM

When I first saw a Free form cut Koroit Opal stone, I was immediately drawn to design a piece of  jewelry  with it. The richness of colors was so stunning and intrigueing, I could not help it. I just HAD to set the stone into a ring or necklace. As you may already know I create handcrafted artisan jewelry and sell it online on

http://www.riorita.etsy.com

Here is some in information I collected about this stone:

The Koroit Opal field  is an opal mining area in Paroo shire in southwest Queensland, Australia. It  is located about 80kilometers  north northwest of a place called Cunnamulla.
It is not a town. There is no electricity or running water there. It, however, is not  the town of Koroit in rural western  Victoria  Australia.

The Koroit opal field is known for the very distinctive type of boulder opal that is found in its mines.

There is a big difference between Koroit opals and the opal doublets. Doublets are manufactured by glueing thin pieces of Opal onto a stone or plastic backing, while Koroit and boulder opals are totally natural products.

Precious opal forms in veins and patches within brown ironstone boulders.  Matrix opal is when the opal is mixed through the ironstone.

A Boulder opal has an ironstone backing and therefore it is very durable

Many of my handmade  jewelry designs are created from Koroit Opal stones.

Here is a photograph I found of rough Koroit Opal before being cut:

Rough Koroit opal

In my Etsy shop  for handmade  jewelry designs ,two Koroit Opal rings are displayed:

The first :

US$ 140.00.

For more details:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/67612606/opal-magic-sterling-silver-and-gold-ring

Koroit Opal ring

 Rough Koroit opal

 And another large stone ring:

US$ 145.00For more details:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/57034574/three-corners-large-koroit-opal-sterling

 Three cornet opal stone ring

 Three corner Opal stone ring

 I have many more original handcrafted artisan jewelry items in my shop.

You are welcome to view:

http://www/riorita.etsy.com

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