53.3ct Mexican Fire Opal .925 Sterling Silver with Gold Plated

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 23 x 19 x 10mm
Weight (carats) 53.3 carats
Colors
Metal
  • Silver

This is a natural Extremely Bright Carved Mexican Fire Opal.

This piece was made by Miguel Delgadillo a Wax Model Jeweller artist in Mexico City that has been teaching and working on the very heart of the Jewellery District of Mexico City for over 40 years.

Traditionally, jewelry models are produced by a jeweler who manually carves the wax with hand tools.

A wax model is part of the lost wax casting process. Instead of working directly in metal, the design is cast in wax. Jewelry waxes are not the same as soft paraffin or beeswax. They are hard and designed to be carved, filed, sawn and polished. Once the wax model is complete, it is covered with plaster coating and burned. The void left by the melted wax is the mold for the molten metal when it is melted.

#1099 07-07-22

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Starting Bid $695
Auction ID 567904
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Starts 21st Jul 2022 12:05pm PDT
Ends 25th Jul 2022 11:30am PDT

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