Koroit Opal Beads & Strands are source direct from
miners in Koroit in central Queensland. Most miners are small family operated
mines with only one or two large scale miners.
Koroit opals have a reputation for good veins in the
ironstone so the beads are large with many veins of color in the ironstone. The
ironstone can vary from this area as soft clay colour to dark chocolate colour
and all shades in between. Generally, the lighter shades are softer than deep
brown or chocolate colour but the veins of colour can be Just as bright in
lighter shades and dual tones are also popular.
Tri shades are three colour bars of ironstone in different
shades its interesting how the Color bar is wedged between the other color bars.
These pre-drilled beads make ideal focal beads or combined with other gemstones
that have earthly colours such as tiger eye, Amethyst or bi colour Tourmaline.
Faceted Koroit opal beads are also ideal to make necklace with
smaller gemstone in between each opal as the faceted design suits this style
gemstone necklace. Enjoy making creative necklace design with all types Koroit