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Carved Puppy Dog: Australian Boulder Opal

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Boulder Opal Dog Carving

Stone Origin: Australia

Made in: China

Size: 7cm x 5cm x 2.5cm

Product Type: One of A Kind

You are purchasing the exact item shown in the photos. This piece is one of a kind. 

Australia has been known for generations as the foremost location for the world's supply of Opal. Some of the best Opal in the world comes from this diverse and beautiful country.

To get to Opal Country in Australia, you need to leave the world of beaches and modern conveniences behind and head for the real outback. A place where homes are dug, not built, and swimming pools are only for tourists. Finding Opal is not for the faint of heart, but it is where fortunes can be made, or lost!

This amazing work of art is carved from the matrix rock in which some Opal is found, called Boulder Opal. It is a dog in a playful pose, looking for a playmate. There is a significant amount of visible Opal in this piece, particularly across the top of the dog, encompassing his head, ears, back and tail. There is also veining of Opal through the haunches. The Opal ranges from blue to yellow to white.  

The attention to detail in this carving is wonderful, even the bottom of the carving is complete with paws and tummy, a feature ignored in many carvings. 

Opal is thought to stimulate originality and creativity, helping to discover your true self and work to your full potential. Opal has traditionally been associated with love, passion, and desire. It is also thought to bring luck.

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