Opal and Pink Tourmaline Pendant in 14k Gold and Silver, OOAK Pendant for Opal Lovers, October Birthstone Pendant
Stunning pendant with two beautiful varieties of opal, Australian on the bottom and Ethiopian on the top. The middle stone is a fuchsia faceted pink tourmaline. The Ethiopian opal is a 6mm round. The Australian opal is a doublet and measures 11mm by 9mm. the faceted pink tourmaline is 9mm wide by 6mm in length. All three gemstones are set in 14k gold bezels which are soldered onto a sterling silver backplate. The pendant loop in 14k gold and will accommodate most sizes of chains. Overall, the piece measures 1 1/4" long, including the pendant bail and is approximately 1/2" 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 have your own chain, you can purchase the pendant separately. As both tourmaline and opal are birthstones for October, it's perfect for anyone born in October or just anyone who loves opals!
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. Like all fine jewelry, this pendant should also be removed when showering (or swimming) because they can be affected by various chemicals and perfumes like those in soaps and shampoos. 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. Gift wrapping is available free of charge, just convo me if you would like it wrapped.
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