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BOULDER OPAL: Great Guana Cay Reflections

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

The piece is finished, I'm very pleased.... The boulder opal waters, the moldavite palms, & peridot, spinal, & tanzanite bougainvillea in 22k and 18k gold.  I had so much fun imagining and designing this piece with the Bahama mood still lingering within.

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HEART BEAT, Boulder Opal Cuff

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

This custom piece was made for a very dear friend and collector.  This boulder opal cuff was such a pleasure to design and create.  The matrix polished up to a high gloss chocolate, while the gem opal pops through, it's mesmerizing! 

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Boulder Opal Necklace "Hanging in the Balance"

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

This boulder opal necklace was a true balancing act.  Getting the boulder opal, carved black jade, pearls and the rest was a challenge, but in the end, a lovely piece.  Here is a picture of Aubri wearing this piece.  Yes, it goes with your jeans and a hoodie, or your black dress.

 

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Boulder Opal Ring in 22k & 18k gold

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

Like many artists I have a very large collection of the materials I use, in my case, it's boulder opal, opalized wood, yowah opal, koroit opal and, my fiancé is an opal miner! This addiction, like any addiction occupies not only ones time, but ones head space.  I think about boulder opal colors, what creation is next and how opal can be designed to show off it's beauty.  My pieces are complicated, much like a mosaic or a Klimt painting.  My work is for the woman who starts something, not a follower by any stretch of the imagination.  It's not an unusual sale when a piece is purchased by a female lawyer, doctor, banker, finance director, etc...   I find that satisfying.  

 I just finished this ring with boulder opal, peridot, & tsavortite in 22k and 18k gold.  I love this ring... It's going to be hard to let this go.    

http://www.kalledjewelrystudio.com/collections/jennifer-kalled/products/boulder-opal-and-tsavorite-ring-1

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Boulder Opal Leaf Earring "Take it or Leaf it"

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

 

Boulder Opal leaf earrings are finished!  As I said in my previous post, this design was particularly fun because Bill Kasso shaped the boulder opals for me in the leaf shape.  

To "cut away" opal to achieve a shape is not always a wise move, but in this case the pipe opal allowed for it.

 They are spectacular on, large but not too heavy, 5 out of 6 of us at the gallery felt like they could wear them all day... I did :)  

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BOULDER OPAL PENDANT; stripes, waves, pin fire it has it all

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

As you can see this piece is in the beginning stages.  I am so excited about this pattern of boulder opal, it is so unique; stripes, waves, pin fire, a stone that has so much going on that it is finished before one starts to design with it!  The accent stones that I am using are tourmaline, blue spinal, amethyst, and tsavorite.  

I have been trying to come up a name for this boulder opal coloration... any Ideas?  If you do, go to my face book page and offer up your suggestions. Thanks!  https://www.facebook.com/kalledgallery?ref=hl

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The Collector and Me, Boulder Opal & Carved Onyx

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016 1 Comment

There is something special about the relationship between the artist and the collector.  Why?  because it is a shared experience.  

Boulder opal, pearl, spinals, diamonds, carved black onyx drusy, peridot, spessartite, in 22k & 18k gold.

 

Boulder opal necklace in high karat gold. Designer JewelryBoulder Opal earrings in 22k & 18k gold. Designer Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Custom Earrings with Boulder Opal

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

 One of my collectors recently chose  3 boulder opals from Bill Kasso while we were participating in the Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst Art Show in Tarrytown, NY (See below)  Bill has been bringing a collection of unset boulder opals to our Art Shows and it has opened up a whole new avenue for collectors to have a more intimate part in their custom piece.  Having such a large selection of Boulder Opal to choose from gets our juices flowing!  

It was particularly fun for me to have the challenge, and a brave customer to want to have mismatched earrings.  I love the delicate pink that winds and sparkles throughout these opals!  We used the customers pearls & diamonds from earrings not worn anymore & added spinels and yellow sapphire.  The earrings will be done in 22k and 18k gold.

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Boulder Opal Pendant

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

Boulder opal pendant w/ tsavorite, topaz, diamond, drusy quartz & yellow sapphire. 

 

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New Necklaces

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

The beginning of our new 2010 line of jewelry is starting to appear on the Kalled Gallery shelves.

Boulder Opal and Aquamarine Necklace with Topaz and Pearl. 22k, 18k, 14k.

 Boulder Opal and Aquamarine Necklace with Topaz and Pearl. 22k, 18k, 14k.

Boulder Opal Link Bracelet with Aquamarine, Topaz, and Pearl. 22k, 18k, 14k. Boulder Opal Link Bracelet with Aquamarine, Topaz, and Pearl. 22k, 18k, 14k.

This Boulder Opal Link Bracelet is made with 22k, 18k, and 14k "EcoGold".  "EcoGold" is gold that has been recycled.

"Charmed I'm Sure" Brown Pearl, Boulder Opal, Drusy Quartz, Tsavorite and Topaz. 22k, 18k & 14k.

"Charmed I'm Sure" Brown Pearl, Boulder Opal, Drusy Quartz, Tsavorite and Topaz. 22k, 18k & 14k.

This compilation of color shown in the above pieces came together with creating a piece for myself. I wanted to express the ethereal & human experience of love & loss.  Thus "My Heart Spilling Over was born. see below.

"My Heart Spilling Over" Boulder Opal Pendant with drusy quartz, diamond, tsavorite, tourmaline, topaz & andalusite.  22k, 18k & 14k

Private Collection "My Heart Spilling Over" Boulder Opal Pendant with drusy quartz, diamond, tsavorite, tourmaline, topaz & andalusite. 22k, 18k & 14k

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Spectacular Boulder Opals

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

I have recently purchased several Boulder opals that are finding there way into new pieces; here are two. Hopefully they will be completed for the upcoming show in Westport, Conn. November 20th & 21st. The stones that accompany the opals are Black Tourmaline, Black drusy quartz, Tsavorite. The contrast is electric...

 

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Turquoise Slide

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

 Here is the first piece that has come out of my experience of the Southwest this past February...& of course it should be turquoise!

 

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