Opals and Keum Boo

 ...These are truly a few of my favorite things. For our new Journeys show, I thought it would be cool to take a break from all of my hand polished stones and raid my cache of stones I bought at gem shows 25-30 years ago. My passion back then was Opals and Boulder Opals were the queen of them all. Why? Every Opal is different; with different colors, levels of flash, shapes, and patterns. An Opal may be luminous, translucent, and monochromatic, or may be totally opaque and contain every color of the rainbow simultaneously. 

 Keum Boo is the perfect compliment to the flash of the opals. It is the Ancient Korean method of fusing 23.5k gold to fine silver. In addition to the incredibly alluring blend of the mixed metals, further texturing of the metals by hammering sanding and polishing brings out a wonderfully unique luster.

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