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Lauren ~ 14kt Mexican Fire Opal & Emerald Pendant

Lauren ~ 14kt Mexican Fire Opal & Emerald Pendant

Regular price $3,845.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $3,845.00 USD
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Meet Lauren,

Our Handmade Mexican Fire Opal & Emerald Swivel Pendant.


The Center Stone: Mexican Crystal Fire Opal, solid

  • origin: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • brightness of color: 5 of 5
  • approximate stone measurements: 19.97mm x 14.45mm x 8.47mm
  • pear shape cabochon cut
  • predominant colors: green and red with yellow highlights and magenta undertones

The Accent Stone: Emerald

  • faceted emerald cut
  • emerald carat weight: 0.77 carat
  • stone measurements: 3.78mm x 3.23mm

The Setting: Handmade Bezel Set Swivel Bail Pendant, chain not included

  • 14kt yellow gold, solid
  • prong set emerald in bail
  • approximate length of piece: 36mm
  • swivel bail so piece can be double sided

 

More About Lauren:

Handmade double sided fire opal pendant made with a swivel bail so the emerald can be seen from either side.  Red, green, and yellow colors are bright on an orange crystal matrix with hints of magenta that show in sunlight.  Blues are seen on the back of the piece.  The display chain is not included. 

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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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