Sensuous and elegant. A crescendo of faceted Black Ethiopian Opal on mixed metals. Every turn brings out different colors, just dreamy. Chain measures 17-18” with lobster clap and adjustable length chain closure. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish and 14k gold fill.
About Opals: Opal was formed many millions of years ago, when a combination of silica and water flowed into cracks and spaces in the ground. This then gradually hardened and solidified to become opal. It enkindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion.
Ethiopian opal is believed to be an old gemstone. In 1939, an anthropologist found evidence of use of the opal by early man in a cave in Kenya. It was not until the mid 1990s when the opal was re-discovered and mining was begun.
It is believed to enhance creativity and stimulate the imagination.
Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.