A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
A Lightning Ridge black crystal opal necklace set with blue tanzanite in yellow gold.  Gold chain not included.
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Brenda | 10kt

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$695.00
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Meet Brenda,

A Brilliant Black Opal and Tanzanite Pendant


The Center Stone: Lightning Ridge Black Crystal Opal, solid

  • origin: Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
  • brightness of color: 3 of 5
  • darkness of bodycolor: 2 of 5
  • measurements: 6.57mm x 4.91mm x 3.3mm
  • oval cabochon cut

The Side Stones: Tanzanite

  • 4 Standard Round Brilliant Cut diamonds
  • B grade
  • average millimeter size: 2.4mm

The Setting: Cast Prong and Channel Set Pendant, chain not included

  • 10kt yellow gold, solid
  • slider bail
  • length of piece: 17.64mm

The Display Chain: NOT INCLUDED

 

More About Brenda:

Pleasing design with a stone that plays well as a pendant in sunlight.  Blue tanzanite stone accents complement the opal's bodycolor.  Display chain not included.

  

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.

 

About Tanzanite:

Tanzanite, a new discovery as of 1967, is the blue variety of "zoisite" mined only at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania.  The stone has gained much popularity over recent decades and is the third birthstone of December.  While deep, saturated blue is most desirable, stones come in a variety of different blue shades, including lavender and denim.

Anecdotally, we wish to remind everyone considering the purchase of tanzanite jewelry to do so only from a trusted source.  We have had many customers come back from cruises with blue cubic zirconia (CZ) jewelry they had purchased for many thousands of dollars from jewelry stores at foreign ports claiming to be affiliated with the cruise line.  These are dangerous scams to be aware of.  Scams we have seen typically involve what would-be several thousand dollar stones set in sterling silver, but this may not always be the case.

Tanzanite makes great earrings and pendants.  With a Mohs hardness of 6 to 7, tanzanite rings should be worn mainly for dress.  While it is safe to clean tanzanite jewelry with most chemical jewelry cleaners, it is important to avoid ultrasonic cleaning machines and steam cleaners.  We recommend cleaning jewelry with this stone in warm water with mild soap and a soft bristled toothbrush.

 

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