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Pendant "Opalescent Shore"

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High Jewelry pendant. Jewelry creation entitled "Opalescent Shore". The Opal whose raw part has been preserved represents the meeting between the water element and the earth element, the liquid and the solid, the movement and the frozen. This piece is unique. The stone is an Australian opal from the Coober Pedy region. The chiseled frame is made of Argentium.

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Unique piece / Fantasy Universe

Opale from Australia (Coober Pedy) of 25 Carats

Argentium mount

Weight: 22.5 grams

Dimensions: Length: 49.2 mm / Width: 21.1 mm / Height: 11.3 mm

Made in Cordes-sur-Ciel in France

Techniques used

 

We are working from rough Opal. The Opal is shaped by our workshop

Frame produced using the lost wax casting technique. The original sculpture was executed by our workshop

We carry out in our premises sculpture, foundry, gem setting as well as polishing

 

Symbolic

 

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)

 

Ancient Beliefs

 

"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)

 

Sources

 

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

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Metal
Argentium
Property
Australian Opal
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Jeweler
Lapidary