Australian Opal Pendant with Blue Topaz and Chalcedony, OOAK Gold and Silver Pendant, October Birthday Gift
One of a kind pendant featuring a solid Australian opal (9mm by 6mm), a faceted 6mm blue Topaz and a 8mm triangular aqua Chalcedony, all set in 14k gold bezels soldered onto a sterling silver backplate, The pendant (including the 14k gold bail) is 30mm long and 10mm at its widest point. The four 2mm balls are solid 14k. This pendant is available with the 14k gold rolo chain shown or if you already have a chain, you can purchase the pendant only.
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 most of the water evaporates, the silica remains. If the conditions are just right, an opal is created. The process, although seemingly simple, takes millions of years and intense pressure to create one opal. Opals are all one of a kind and each has its 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 and not worn while participating in sports. Like all fine jewelry, they should also be removed when showering (or swimming, especially in chlorine!) because they can be affected by chemicals and perfumes. With normal care, they will last a lifetime!
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 charge. (Warranty does not cover missing or broken stones). Gift wrapping is available free of charge, just convo me if you would like it wrapped.
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