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Rocky | Men's Boulder Opal Pendant in Sterling Silver

Rocky | Men's Boulder Opal Pendant in Sterling Silver

Regular price $495.00 USD
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Meet Rocky,

Our Handmade Boulder Opal in Sterling Silver Pendant

Measuring approximately 3 inches in length, this sizable, natural boulder opal is prong-set in a handmade sterling silver frame.  Blues and purples are the colors most noticeably seen, but hints of green pop up in certain areas of the opal, as well as a single flake of red.  The bail is wide enough to support up to an 8.5 millimeter chain.  Chain not included.


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The Stone: Natural Boulder Opal, solid

  • origin: Quilpie Mining District, Queensland, Australia
  • brightness of color: 1 of 5
  • shape: polished freeform cabochon
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 76.38mm x 28.31mm x 11.26mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 3.0" x 1.1" x 0.4"
  • color play description: predominantly blue/purple with green undertones and a red flash
  • ironstone matrix

        The Setting: Wire Wrapped Pendant, chain not included

        • metal: .925 sterling silver, solid
        • stone orientation: North-South
        • pendant length (including bail): 95.41mm (3.75")
        • pendant width: 30.67mm (1.2")
        • bail opening width: 8.55mm
        • pendant weight: 41.67 grams
        • open-back, frame design
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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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