• Handmade item
• Dispatches from a small business in Australia
• Necklace length: 80 Centimetres; Pendant height: 45 Millimetres; Pendant width: 18 Millimetres
• Stone: Opal
This is a beautiful handcrafted Australian pipe opal pendant. It has been hand-polished, and is completely natural and one-of-a-kind. It has been handcrafted by us here at Platypus Dreaming in the beautiful rainforests of Kuranda, QLD Australia, Ngunbay Djapukai country.
Pipe opal is the name given to crystal opal that is recovered from unique pipe-like structures, formed by ancient channels of descending water. The prehistoric pipes may be up to several centimeters in diameter and may be hollow or opal filled. They may swell and thin or coalesce with others to form knotted masses. These ancient opalised rivers still retain sandstone on their backs. Pipe opal holds a powerful and mysterious earth energy that helps align us with spirit that, like the opal rivers, has flowed through time to be part of a new dreaming.
Australian Pipe Opal is a really rare precious opal having formed in roundish or tubular holes in the mother rock, usually sandstone, but can be also found in boulder. Most pipe opal found is crystal opal with bright colours in majestic shades of colour. It is found exclusively in Queensland, Australia. It is cut with a layer of sandstone attached to the back of the opal. It is bone replacement, bone replaced with opal or it is ancient forest replacement wood opal. They are incredible and very rare.
Opal is a stone of dreams. It inspires love and hope, luck and happiness. Opal acts as a prism within the aura bringing a full spectrum of light energy to the system to soothe and clear the emotional body. It is a stone that boosts the will to live and the joy of one’s earthy existence. It enkindles optimism and creativity. It can inspire love and deep passion. In the ancient world, opal was considered to be the most bewitching and mysterious of gems, providing the wearer with great luck as it possesses all the virtues of the gemstones whose colours reside within. Opal encapsulates the energy of the Australian outback. Each stone is an absolutely unique gift from the Earth.
Please note- there is no way to capture opals colour and the intensity varies with different lighting. Pipe Opal flashes many different colours at different angles. Pictures cannot show the real beauty of this stone. If you would like to see the opal flashes in more detail video of this item please contact us & we can arrange to take one for you to view. The listed pictures were taken outside at different times of the day to show the changing colours depending on the sunlight.
Our items are created and designed in Australia in alignment with the healing frequency of the oldest rainforest on Earth.
Each necklace is handmade using highest quality waxed cords for ultimate strength and durability. They are ideal for daily wear for active people. It has been handwoven using ancient knot technique and is 100% vegan (no leather used!)
Features a slide-knot clasp system and fits both men and women.
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