This is the second piece of jewelry that I ever received from my hubby (after my wedding ring). It is a necklace with a handmade silver setting of an Idaho opal. The artist who made it was from Santa Barbara, CA and I have no idea who he/she was, but it is still one of my favorite pieces ever! The Idaho opal has a different kind of fire, with lots of blue and pink. I was not sure how to draw it, so this was a real challenge! It is always hard for me to do anything transparent, so I will continue to practice it. I do SO admire those artists who can draw and paint glasswear and reflections! They are real miracle workers!