Australian Opal Necklaces
Solid Australian Opals set in 14k yellow gold with a sterling silver back. The teardrop pendant has a 14k yellow bezel that is 3mm wide, 14k yellow wire rings and a sterling silver snake chain. The rounded rectangle has the same 14k yellow bezel but also 14k yellow twisted wire and 2mm solid 14k balls with a 4mm Australian opal at the center. The 14k yellow gold chain can be substituted for a sterling silver chain.
Australian Pipe Opals are found exclusively in Queensland, Australia. Crystal Pipe Opals are found in roundish tubular holes found in ironstone boulders, hence the name. They are known for having bright colors, mostly from blue to green, although there are rarely some other colors, like pink or orange, too. These opals are created in the same way other opals are made-water carrying silica finds it way into sandstone and when the water evaporates and there is the required pressure, an opal may form. It takes about 5 million years for an opal to form! Opal rates at approx. 5.5-6.5 on the mohs scale which is a similar hardness to glass. It is, therefore very important that you treat your opal very carefully and avoid subjecting it to force whilst setting or to any other activities that could potentially damage or break it. Avoid soaps, shampoos and perfumes and always store your opal jewelry out of direct sunlight to prolong its beauty.
Shipping – Please read carefully:The 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.
Free domestic shipping and gift wrapping available