New 41.5 ct handmade Boulder Opal Gemstone pendant 14k gold wire list $400.

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 40 x 19 x 8mm
Weight (carats) 41.5 carats

New 41.5 ct handmade Boulder Opal Gemstone pendant 14k gold wire list $400.00

Made by Jim Fowler of New Hampshire USA

Jim Fowler Grand Daddy of Wire Wrapping Jewelry
Fowler’s Wire Wrapping will be back again this year!
 Jim Fowler is known as the “Grand Daddy of Wire-Wrapping”,
and was a big hit last year.
He will wrap a stone of yours while you wait.
You don’t want to miss him!
Dorothy Stripp writes:
 “A simple hobby led to a rewarding career for Jim Fowler,
one of the leading makers of wire-wrapped jewelry in the U.S.
Fowler began making stainless steel rings while jobless,
 a past-time that later aroused his interest
in the ancient jewelry-making technique of wire wrapping.
Top comments
sigefresh1 year ago
I am in love with Jim Fowler.  
He is incredibly sweet and thoughtful,
talented and very handsome!!!  
My first piece from him was a copper nugget,
oxidized, and wrapped in rose gold.
 This year I brought a hand-faceted smoky
 to him to be wrapped into a ring
(i’d been holding onto it waiting for the NYS mineral show to ask him to do it)
 and a matching pair of gold/smoky drop earrings.
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 Jordan Dupree
Jordan Dupree1 year ago
I had a tanzanite wrapped last year by Mr. Fowler and it is STUNNING.


 Brian Strom
Brian Strom2 years ago
I’ve owned a Fowler ring for years.
 Wear it every day
and get a lot of positive feedback.
I’ve done shows(as a dealer) many times with Jim.
He is a sweetheart.
His work is off the charts.
40 mm x 19 mm x 8 mm
41.5 carats is the total weight  including wire wrap
Boulder Opal Gemstone Information
About Boulder Opal - History and Introduction
Boulder opal is one of the most valuable varieties of opal,
second only to Australia’s black opal.
Fine specimens of boulder opal can exhibit all of the spectral colors
 through their distinct play of color.

 Boulder opal may be considered to be less valuable than black opal,
 but it is actually much rarer.
 Boulder opal accounts for approximately 2% of all of Australia’s opal,
black opal equates to around 8% of the entire yield.

 The remaining 90% is common opal,
often referred to as ‘potch’ or ‘white opal’.

Boulder opal is found embedded in large boulders of ironstone,
 which is how it earned its name.
Occurring as pebble rock,
precious opal develops within thin veins,
 fissures and hollows.

 As opal miners attempt to remove the embedded opal from the ironstone,
 some of the host matrix is preserved during the process.
 For this reason, boulder opal is sometimes referred to as ‘opal in matrix’.
 but ‘opal in matrix’
is a a generic term that can be used to refer to opal
 from all around the world,
while the name ‘boulder opal’
is reserved only for Australian material.

There is a small crack in it on the front.

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