Lightning Ridge Opal and Diamond Pendant in 18kt Yellow Gold
This Lightning Ridge opal and diamond pendant is beyond fierce! From the Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford, this handmade pendant is a true collector’s piece. The opal is solid, not a doublet or triplet, from Lightning Ridge, Australia. The shape of the opal resembles a shark's tooth, which is why we were instantly attracted to it! Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia near the southern border of Queensland. Opal mining is the main source of income for the town. According to an Aboriginal legend, a huge wheel of fire fell to Earth and sprayed the Lightning Ridge countryside with the brilliant opals. The designer, John Ford, travels to Lightning Ridge to procure the opals himself and create these amazing one of a kind opal jewelry pieces.