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Apollo | 4.52ct Crescent Moon Koroit Boulder Opal Necklace in Sterling Silver

Apollo | 4.52ct Crescent Moon Koroit Boulder Opal Necklace in Sterling Silver

Regular price $465.00 USD
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Meet Apollo,

Our Koroit Boulder Opal Crescent Moon Necklace

Handcrafted from the rough to finish in sterling silver by Mayan artist, Sam Yah, this necklace embodies the full mystical spirit of the moon.  Cratered patterns of interwoven ironstone matrix and glowing color play give this Australian boulder opal a true lunar aesthetic; the lapidarist followed nature's inspiration when deciding what shape the stone should be, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece.  18" sterling silver embellished cable chain included.


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The Stone: Natural Boulder Opal, solid

  • origin: Koroit Opal Field, Queensland, Australia
  • carat weight: 4.52cts
  • brightness of color play: 3 of 5
  • shape: crescent cabochon
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 15.38mm x 13.18mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.6" x 0.5"
  • color play description: Predominantly green with yellow/orange overtones and blue undertones

        The Setting: Handmade Bezel Set Pendant, chain included

        • metal: .925 sterling silver, solid
        • stone orientation: Oblique set
        • pendant length (including bail): 23.92mm (0.9")
        • pendant width: 15.15mm (0.6")
        • bail opening width: 3.01mm
        • pendant weight: 2.26 grams


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        About Opal

        While many believe opal to come only in a traditional white hue, this common misconception cannot be more inaccurate.  With over 200 varieties of natural opal discovered so far, the historically referred "Queen of Gems" can come in a wide variety of colors- before the stone's famous "play of color" rainbow effect is even taken into consideration.  Over 90% of the world's opal is produced in Australia with other well-known deposits located in Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil, and the United States.

        Chemically, opal is an integrated combination of water and silica.  Water content in opal can range from 3% to 21% by weight, with average jewelry material ranging between 6% and 10%.  Because of this, it is advised to store your opal jewelry with care; safes and bank vaults can be notoriously dry.  We suggest storing opal in an airtight container along with a piece of water-moistened cotton when dry storage conditions are anticipated.  Some varieties are more resilient to harsh conditions than others.  It is safe to clean solid opal jewelry with warm water, mild soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush.  Avoid chemicals, harsh abrasives, and ultrasonic cleaners.

        Shipping, Handling, & Inventory

        Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.

        While we work hard to present our online customers with accurate inventory availability, we reserve the right to cancel and refund a sale if the item is sold somewhere else first.

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