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Keiko ~ 46.16ct Solid Black Crystal Opal Dolpin Pendant

Keiko ~ 46.16ct Solid Black Crystal Opal Dolpin Pendant

Regular price $6,600.00 USD
Regular price $6,600.00 USD Sale price $6,600.00 USD
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Introducing Keiko,

Our Premier Black Opal Dolphin Pendant in Gold

The Stone: Black Crystal Opal, solid

  • origin: Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
  • carat weight: 46.16 carats
  • brightness of color: 3 of 5
  • darkness of bodycolor: 3 of 5
  • measurements: 37.71mm x 27.25mm x 7.1mm
  • polished freeform cut

    The Setting: Cast and Assembled Bezel Set Dolphin Motif Slider Pendant, chain not included

    • 14kt yellow gold, solid
    • slider bail
    • approximate length of piece: 2 inches
    • open back
    • Made in USA
    • display chain not included


    More About Keiko:

    Solid black Australian crystal opal that plays blue, purple, and green both indoors and outdoors.  The piece is exceptionally brilliant in sunlight.  The piece was handmade in our Anaheim workshop from the gold work to the stone cutting.

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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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