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VINTAGE CARVED BOULDER OPAL OWL c.1970s
VINTAGE CARVED BOULDER OPAL OWL c.1970s
VINTAGE CARVED BOULDER OPAL OWL c.1970s
VINTAGE CARVED BOULDER OPAL OWL c.1970s

VINTAGE CARVED BOULDER OPAL OWL c.1970s

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Vintage Carved Boulder Opal Owl *Extremely Rare* 1970s

The owl has served as nature’s greatest symbol of quiet wisdom for centuries. Ever wide-eyed and watchful, its penetrating stare seems to suggest a mind and a soul that contain multitudes. With that in mind, there may be no better way to represent this fiercely intelligent creature than through the carving of boulder opal.

The second most valuable type of opal in the world, boulder opal only appears in thin strips that run through a host rock. As such, stonecutters can really only utilize it by carving the stone in such a way as to display how the opal flows through it. This extremely rare carved owl charm seems to use the opal’s sporadic appearance throughout the piece to suggest the sort of internal complications of a being blessed with exceptional insight.

 

Period: Vintage
Year: 1970's
Material: Boulder Opal
Weight: 11g
Length: 38.06mm/1.49 inches 
Width: 16.53mm/0.65 inches
Condition: Pristine Vintage