Australian Opal and Diamond Pendant in 14k Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver, Solid Opal Pendant, October Birthstone Necklace
Flashy blue and pink solid Australian Opal set in 14k gold and accented with a 3mm brilliant cut white diamond and 14k gold leaf and balls. This beautiful opal measures 11mm by 8mm and is set in a 3mm tall 14k bezel that is wrapped in a 14k round wire. The gold leaf is cast using an actual live leaf and the lost wax casting process. The backplate of the piece is sterling silver. This pendant is available with either a 16" 14k link chain, an 18" link chain or you can purchase just the pendant without a chain.
Opals begin as a mixture of silicon dioxide and water. When fresh water (from rain or streams) runs down over sandstone, it picks up traces of silica from the sandstone. This silica and water solution finds its way into cracks and crevices in trees or boulders. When the water evaporates, the silica is left (with minute amounts of water trapped in the molecules), and an opal is created! The process, although seemingly simple, takes millions of years. Opals are all one of a kind and each captures its own unique beauty. Opals are about 5-6 on the Moh's scale of hardness which is about the same hardness as glass. Some care should be taken so they are not scratched. To protect their beauty, they should not be stored in direct sunlight. They deserve to be treated gently so I also recommend removing them when playing sports or doing any strenuous activities. They should also be removed when showering because they can be affected by perfumes, cleansers or other chemicals. With a little TLC, they will become a family heirloom!
This pendant 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 cost. Gift wrapping is available free of charge, just convo me if you would like it wrapped.
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