This beautiful Sandstone Opal Matrix (fairy opal) necklace, has approx. 60pcs of 7.5mm round beads, each opal bead has its own unique opal colour, the opal beads are full of blue flashes of colour
The Opal Matrix was mined in western Queensland. near the town of Winton.
Fairy Opal is the name given to natural sandstone opal matrix (sandstone with speaks of opal colour) that has been cooked and burnt with cooking oil to blacken the sandstone, which in turn, makes it easier to see the opal colours.
The toggle clasp is made of silver, and a strong metal thread has been used to thread the opals.