Australian Opal Necklace in 14k gold, Gold Solid Opal necklace with 14k chain, One of a kind Opal Necklace
One of a kind, solid Australian Opal half moon surrounded by forged 14k wires and accented with faceted apatite and sapphire. This unique necklace features a solid natural opal that is bezel set. The opal measures 15mm wide by 10mm high. it is surrounded by 14k gauge forged wire with three 3mm faceted stones. There are two 3mm faceted apatite and one 3mm faceted sapphire. The attached chain is a 14k gold 2mm rolo chain. There is no clasp so it will slip over your head, eliminating the need for assistance when putting the necklace on. The length of the necklace is 18", including the opal centerpiece.
Opals begin as a mixture of silicon dioxide and water. When fresh water (from rain or streams) runs down over sandstone, it picks up trace amounts of silica from the sandstone. This silica and water solution sometimes finds its way into cracks and crevices. When the water evaporates, the silica is remains. If the conditions are just right, an opal is created. The process, although seemingly simple, takes millions of years to create one opal. Opals are all one of a kind and each has its beauty. Opals are about 5-6 on the Moh's scale of hardness which is about the same hardness as glass. Care should be taken so they are not scratched. To protect their beauty, they should not be stored in direct sunlight. They should also be removed when showering because they can be affected by chemicals and perfumes like those in soaps and shampoos. With
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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