Australian Opal Pendant, Opal Necklace in 14k Gold and Sterling Silver, OOAK Wood Opal Necklace
Gorgeous Australian Opal set in 14k gold with 3mm faceted emerald accent. This one of a kind opal measures 15mm tall by 12mm wide. It is bezel set in a 4mm tall 14k bezel with a wire border. There is a 14k gold cast evergreen frond to echo the opal's patterns. The back plate (behind the opal) is sterling silver. The piece is hallmarked on the back. It is available with your choice of a 16" or 18" 14k cable chain.
Wood opal is a form of petrified wood which has developed an opalescent sheen or, in this case, where the wood has been completely replaced by opal. This process began when a mixture of water and silica ran down over fallen trees. Over time, the water evaporated, leaving the silica behind (which is what opals are formed from). It is estimated that it takes 5-6 million years to create an opal! Opal rates at approximately 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 any activities that could potentially damage or break it. Avoid soaps, detergents and perfumes as well to be on the safe side!
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.
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