A sweet little necklace featuring a bar of amazing Ethiopian Opals. A little hint of gold sets off the rainbow of colors in these stones. Finished with oxidized silver chain, for an unexpected contrast. Measures 17" -18" with lobster clasp and adjustable length chain. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish, and 14k gold fill.
About Ethiopian 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. Opal is the traditional birthstone for October.
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.