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THE TWINS, Yowah Nut Opal

THE TWINS, Yowah Nut Opal

by Jennifer Kalled June 20, 2017

Twins are fascinating, even when they are Yowah Nut Opals.  One of my collectors purchased a pendant that I designed last year, "Over the Rainbow", which had a stunning Yowah Nut Opal that was full of color and looked just like a rainbow;  she reserved the other half of the Yowah Nut for a future cuff bracelet.  Here she is;  This cuff has a hessonite garnet teardrop, tanzanite, designer pearl, & zircon in 22k & 18k gold.

  

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   I find that the yowah opal intrigues me perhaps the most.  Is it the chocolate ironstone that naturally frames the gem?  Perhaps, but for certain Yowah Opal has my heart.    

 

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There's drama in the skies, what the mines yield, and in the search for opal; it's palpable.  In someway, I don't feel like I missed the gold rush here in the USA.  I imagine it is a tad similar here, in the outback of Australia.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"View from the Moon", boulder opal necklace.

by Jennifer Kalled October 13, 2016

Custom Boulder opal necklace is done, delivered and loved! That is an artists idea of perfection. My collector had purchased a lovely black opal pendant and wanted me to incorporate it in a larger piece. You can see it top center (oval). 22k & 18k gold with tsavorite garnets, hessonite garnet, hanging from 18k gold orange sapphire chain.

 

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Boulder Opals

by Jennifer kalled October 13, 2016

Upcoming pieces in new designer jewelry pieces or custom work; from Bill Kasso's new strike of Boulder Opals. Amazing stripes in these boulder opals!

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Boulder Opal Ring, tanzanite, orange sapphire, tsavorite & spessartite

by Jennifer kalled October 13, 2016

Boulder opal ring in 22k and 18k gold. Custom designed ring

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

My wedding pieces I made for my daughter Ali's wedding! Mexican opal, cherry jasper, spessartite, and topaz in 22k and 18k gold

 

Mexican opal earrings with cherry jasper in 22k and 18k gold.  Designer jewelry, mother of the bridemexican-opal-drusy-gold-cherry-creek-jasper-kalled

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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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ALI DUMONT the Bride

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

Beautiful bride.... Jewelry designed by Ali & Jennifer

 

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Custom Piece

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

This aquamarine beaded necklace was given to me to add something special to it.  The toggle end of course clasped the necklace behind the neck, so instead of removing the already lovely ending we decided to leave it and make it a part of the designed front. Adding opal, drusy quartz, tourmaline, pearl, rose quartz and chalcedony along with the high carat gold we completed a one of a kind piece that is uniquely the customers.

  

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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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Custom Galaxy Bracelet

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

Another example of a galaxy bracelet done with my customers stones; parts of rings, earrings and many, many

memories of a lifetime!

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