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Opal (variety: Fire)

The "Hologem" pendant features a round faceted fire opal gem mounted in 18k yellow gold and accented with diamonds. The concave high-polish metal captures and reflects the opal’s color giving the appearance of a larger gemstone. The complex optical design gives the pendant a 3-D or holographic appearance, hence the name, "Hologem". The fire opal, from Mexico, is an intense orange-red color. The pendant was designed by jeweler, Gregory Crawford.

Image Number: Ken Larsen
Catalog Number: G10466
Weight: 1.38 carats
Gift of Richard Greenwood , 2005
Locality: Queretaro , Mexico


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