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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
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:
In my Etsy shop for handmade jewelry designs ,two Koroit Opal rings are displayed:
The first :
And another large stone ring:
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I have many more original handcrafted artisan jewelry items in my shop.
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