Australian Opal Pendant
Gorgeous, one of a kind, solid Australian Boulder opal set in a 14k gold bezel with 14k gold border soldered on sterling silver sheet. The substantial bail at the top is 14k gold and the sterling silver snake chain is 2mm thick. This beautiful opal reminds me of waves crashing over rocks at the water's edge and it is truly an amazing opal.
Opal is Australia's national gemstone. It is formed when water travels through the earth and picks up silica from sandstone. This water and silica solution gets carried along and settles into cracks and crevices. As the water evaporates, it leaves behind a silica deposit. Opals are mined from ironstone boulders which occur underground and are reminders that much of Australia was once underwater. Opal rates at approx. 5.5-6.5 on the mohs scale which is a similar hardness to glass. It is, therefore very important that you treat your opal very carefully and avoid subjecting it to force or to any other activities that could potentially damage or break it.It is a good idea to keep your opal away from soaps, detergents and perfumes of any kind. I also recommend storing any opal out of direct sunlight. These simple steps will keep your opals looking like new!
This necklace will arrive in a beautiful gift box with a free polishing cloth. Like all my jewelry, it comes with a lifetime warranty. If it ever needs a repair, just send it to me and I will fix it and return it to you at no charge.
Free domestic shipping. In stock and ready for immediate shipping. Makes a great gift!