This is one of the best opalised mussel shell fossils i’ve ever seen, and the best by far I have made into jewellery. But after keeping it in my personal collection for years, its time for it to find a new home.
It is 10.1ct of skin to skin of brilliant bright gem colour. It is INCREDIBLY RARE to find an opalised shell like this that is not only pure opal, but gem precious opal with no potch.
The reason it took me so long to set, was I couldn’t decide which to make the front and the back... so I ended up working with a design that used both sides equally. One side has a slightly icy pastel colouring to it and has a nice medium dome, and the other side has brighter colour and a blockier pattern and has a much flatter surface. Both equally brilliant in my opinion.
Set in a one of a kind custom wax carved rich 18ct gold pendant setting, it also comes complete with a 45cm 18ct gold chain.
If you have any questions about this piece, don't hesitate to contact me anytime.