Boulder Opal - Australian
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Excellent lapidary/jewelry project.
Great for cabochons.
Dimension: 11 x 5 cm
Thickness: 7 mm
Measurements are approximate
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This slab can be used to make several gorgeous cabochons. The various browns and line patterns on this slab are picturesque and would be beautiful with or without the actual Opal line included.
Boulder Opal was first discovered in Queensland, Australia in 1872. Boulder Opal is created when silica gel seeps into rock fractures. When the Opal forms in a thin layer over ironstone, Boulder Opal is created. Boulder Opal is cut with its natural matrix as a backing making it very durable. It is the birthstone for the Zodiac sign Libra.
As with all stones, natural fissures can be present. These fissures should be inspected prior to cutting, trimming, and shaping. Stabilizing fissures with clear Opiticon jewelers epoxy may be considered.
Opal is a stone of lore and legend. This boulder opal is a healing stone, long associated with the eyes. It is also a stone extensively used in honoring several Goddesses. It is the traditional birthstone of those born in October. In Feng Shui it can be used to bring Wood elemental energy to a location in your home. Its soothing energy and brilliant colors make this a wonderful personal talisman for transformation efforts.
(Note that the above characteristics are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information)
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We can cut any rock into smaller pieces. We can also make cabochons for you. Just ask!