These two pieces were once part of the same amazing carving of Australian precios opal. Together they weigh 131.6 carats, but originally weighed more, as some material was lost when they were re-polished after the break.
This is probably one of my favorites in my collection. One day I’d like to set both pieces together in gold, as I feel all the jewelry techniques I use now are “unworthy” of such a fine, expensive stone 😛
P.S. I’m very fortunate to not be the person who broke the piece. I’m not sure if I’d be able to live with myself 😂