A beautiful necklace designed with vibrant, golden Opal beads that are carefully wire wrapped to 'float' from the delicate chain.
The Ethiopian Opals are 100% natural and are bursting with colourful fire and flashes.
Above each Opal sits a gold vermeil (Sterling silver dipped in 24k gold) faceted nugget that twinkles in the light!
The Opals' flashes are hard to capture in a photo but these beads are full of colour - pictures are taken in natural daylight with no flash.
The necklace is available with Solid 14k or 9k gold chain, also available in 14k gold fill, 14k rose gold fill or Sterling silver.
Great for layering with your other chains, pendants and necklaces or wear alone for a pop of colour.
HOW TO CARE FOR ETHIOPIAN OPAL JEWELLERY
**Ethiopian Opals are natural gemstones that require some special care to maintain their internal fire & colourful flashes. Ethiopian Opals (unlike Australian Opals!) are “hydrophane” - this means that they like to absorb moisture and when they do their appearance will change and they can lose their colour and turn brown. Ethiopian Opals can be dried out and their colour should return once dried, however this depends on how much moisture they absorbed. To maintain your Opal jewellery; pieces must be kept away from water and moisture, never swim, bathe or shower while wearing Opal jewellery and protect the Opals from dampness and moisture by storing them in an air-tight box when not being worn. If you have any questions regarding the care of Opal jewellery, please send me a message.
* Natural Opal beads measure 4mm approx
* Available in different lengths, choose from the drop down menu above
* Solid 14k or 9k Gold chain, or
* 14k Gold/Rose Gold Fill or Sterling Silver
* Opal is the birthstone for October
* Saturnalia gift box included
* Please note that the wire that wraps the beads is gold fill to make the necklace more affordable - The necklace can be made with solid gold pins also just message me to discuss further.
*** What is 14k Gold Fill? Please do not confuse gold fill with gold plate! Gold filled has literally 100% more gold than gold plate. Gold filled (or rolled gold) comprises a solid layer of gold (14k) permanently bonded to a base metal. It is very hard wearing and under normal wear the gold will not peel or flake, unlike gold plate, and so it is a more economical alternative to pure gold. Please note that photos are deliberately magnified to show the detail of each piece, so please be aware that items will look larger in the pictures than in real life. Please carefully read the description where accurate sizes will be listed!*