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Tami Lee ~ 14kt Lightning Ridge Black Opal & Diamond Necklace

Tami Lee ~ 14kt Lightning Ridge Black Opal & Diamond Necklace

Regular price $2,650.00 USD
Regular price $3,345.00 USD Sale price $2,650.00 USD
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Meet Tami Lee,

A Bright Black Opal and Diamond Necklace

The Main Stone: Black Opal, solid

  • origin: Lightning Ridge, Australia
  • carat weight: 8.60 carats
  • brightness of color: 4.5 of 5
  • darkness of bodycolor: 3 of 5
  • measurements: 19mm x 8.9mm x 5mm
  • oval cabochon cut
  • predominant colors: blue and green with yellow highlights

The Side Stones: Diamond

  • approximate total weight: 0.50ct
  • faceted round, princess, and baguette cuts
  • average clarity: SI
  • average color: H-I

The Setting: Cast and Assembled Bezel, Prong, and Channel Set Necklace on chain

  • 14kt yellow gold, solid
  • square wheat chain is attached to the piece and cannot be removed
  • chain length: 17 inches
  • chain thickness: 0.85mm
  • "C" clasp


More About Tami Lee:

Estate diamond pendant we gave our own colorful twist.  This stone exhibits exceptionally bright color flashes in sunlight.  Hints of red appear when held or worn against bare skin.


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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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