Dazzling is the perfect word to describe this unique piece of art. Images of swimming in a deep and sparkling ocean come to mind as one gazes into the depth of this infinitely changing center stone. A dark red/orange Spessertite garnet trillion completed the bail. Each of these beautiful stones is set in 22k gold bezels adorned with extensive granulation.
Australian black opal
Pendant size: 1 5/8″ x 3/4″
Chain sold separately.
History & Lore
“Writers have compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies, and fireworks. Admirers gave extraordinary opals poetic names like Pandora, Light of the World, and Empress. In ancient Rome, this gem symbolized love and hope.
Many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem a symbol of hope, purity, and truth.
Opal is considered an October birthstone. Opal has been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all gems because it can show all colors. Once, it was thought to have the power to preserve the life and color of blond hair.”