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Coober Pedy Crystal Opal Cameo Pendant/Brooch in 14kt Gold | Vintage c.1950's

Coober Pedy Crystal Opal Cameo Pendant/Brooch in 14kt Gold | Vintage c.1950's

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Crystal Opal Cameo Pendant

Handcrafted estate piece from the 1950's era, this brooch/pendant combo is carved out of natural white crystal opal from Coober Pedy, Australia.  The carving measures approximately 1.7 inches long by 1.4 inches wide and is in excellent condition; the full color spectrum softly glows along its surface.  There is noticeable crazing in the material, though it is safe to be worn and enjoyed.  Chain not included.


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The Stone: Natural White Crystal Opal, solid

  • origin: Coober Pedy, Australia
  • brightness of color play: 1.5 of 5
  • shape: carved, polished cameo
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 42.58mm x 36.14mm x 6.45mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 1.7" x 1.4" x 0.25"
  • color play description: full color spectrum visible

        The Setting: Framed Prong-Set Pendant/Brooch, chain not included

        • metal: 14kt yellow gold, solid
        • stone orientation: North-South
        • pendant length (including bail): 48.30mm (1.9")
        • pendant width: 36.45mm (1.4")
        • bail opening width: 2.87mm
        • modern pin and safety catch
        • pendant weight: 13.09 grams
        • sku #1007


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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.

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        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.

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