One-of-a-kind opal to benefit hospital
the desert around Laverton in the Goldfields.
“Basically the reason I found the opal was because I got bogged,” Mr Piromanski said. “I was out prospecting, travelling along old ocean beds which run through the desert in WA, and one day I misjudged a creek and my trailer went up and my car went down.
“So I put my billy on and dug myself out.
“By the time I’d reached the road, the sun was going down so I camped out the night and in the morning was having my second coffee when I looked down and saw this opal and d456582 thought ‘wow, that’s what I’m looking for’.”
Mr Piromanski and his wife Vikki commissioned Perth jeweller Sally Brown to set the jewel in a unique necklace in an 18-karat white gold setting.
The necklace is now on display at Soklich & Co in South Perth.
Fire Opal raffle tickets are now available for sale for $20 through PMH Foundation’s online shop at shop.pmhfoundation.com/product/fire-opalraffle-ticket. Tickets are also available and at Soklich & Co on Angelo Street.
The raffle will be drawn on August 2.
Georgia Kagi (9), of City Beach, holds the Fire Opal necklace valued at $33,250.