Australian Opal Pendant
Beautiful, natural Australian Opal set in 14k gold bezel with 14k gold wire wire, available either with a 14k gold link chain, a 2mm sterling silver snake chain or a 14k gold cable chain. This beautiful opal shows blue, pink and green pinpricks of light as it moves and is a wonderful example of the beauty an Australian opal. This is an opal doublet which means it is made of two layers. The top is all natural and a thicker sandstone bottom is added for extra strength.
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 finds its way into cracks and crevices. When the water eventually evaporates, only the silica is left and 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 captures their own 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 like those in shampoos, body washes, etc.
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 with no charge for the repair. Gift wrapping is available free of charge, just convo me if you would like it wrapped.
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