Boulder Opal Bird and Basket Carving
Stone Origin: Australia
Made in: China
Size: 11.5 x 6 x 4 cm
Weight: 420 g
Product Type: 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 appears to be a bird, perhaps a Greater Lyrebird, standing in front of a basket of flowers. The visible Opal in this piece, is allocated mostly in the head or the bird the tail feathers. The Opal ranges from blue to white.
The attention to detail in this carving is spectacular, utilizing the natural coloration of the rock to bring out the bold tail feathers.
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.
You are purchasing the exact item shown in the photos. This piece is one of a kind.
Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed.