Saturday, October 18, 2008
Owyhee Blue Opal
Discovered in 2003 in the opal rich area of eastern Oregon near the sacred Indian springs of Owyhee, Oregon, this stone is stunning! While most opals have a characteristic "opal fire", this stone's beauty is found more in depth of color and subtle opalescence. It has a pale blue coloring that is almost milky in appearance.
I've featured this stone in a new pair of earrings. I have put them on handmade headpins and allow them to dangle from a circle of fused fine silver. The earwires are sterling. All of the silver has been oxidized and tumbled for that sleek gray finish I love.
These unique earrings are for sale in my etsy shop.