Pendant "Astral Poetry"
High Jewelry pendant. Jewelery creation entitled "Astral Poetry". Its frame features a complex organic shape. Its stone, the opal, represents the opalized landscape of an unexplored planet. This piece is unique. The stone is an Australian opal from the Coober Pedy region. The chiseled frame is made of Argentium.
Specificities of the Model
Title: "Astral Poetry"
Unique piece / Fantastic Universe
Opale from Australia (Coober Pedy) of 10,7 Carats
Weight: 13,56 grams
Dimensions: Length: 40 mm / Width: 30 mm / Thickness: 6 mm
Made in our workshop in Cordes-sur-Ciel in France
We are working from rough Opal. The Opal is shaped by our workshop
The mount of the pendant is produced using the lost wax casting technique. The original sculpture of the pendant was executed by our workshop
We carry out in our premises sculpture, foundry, gem setting as well as polishing of the pendant
In the Greco-Roman world, Opal is a powerful lucky charm. It decorated the sticks of the Roman generals. We can cite the case of Nonius, a wealthy senator who owned a hazelnut-sized opal. Marc-Antoine having seen the beauty of the gem wanted to offer it to Cleopatra. Nonius preferred exile. (CHGH)
In the East, the Opal is associated with hope. It shelters from evil and places it under divine protection. "Brahma gave it its celestial blue radiance, Vishnu the radiance of the sun and Shiva its flamboyant red" (NIMO)
"Women with light hair expected from the Opal an eternal happyness" (PARK)
"Who constantly feeds on black drawings and perceives the world on a negative world cannot wear an opal without his own negativity turning against him" (PARK)
"When the drought rages, we make an image of the Dragon Yin and it starts to rain" (GRAN)
CHGH : Jean CHEVALIER, Alain GHEERBRANDT, Dictionary of symbols, Paris, (c) R. Laffont, Collection "Bouquins", 1989
NIMO : Christiana NIMOSUS, Stones and traditions, Paris, (c) Maisnie-Trédaniel, 1968
PARK : Cornélia M. PARKINSON, The magic of stones, Paris, (c) Flammarion, Collection "J'ai lu", 1991
GRAN : M.GRANET, Dances and legends of ancient China, 2 volume, Paris, 1926