Opals, with their exciting refractions and unbridled chromatic rainbows, often demand simplicity in the setting and presentation. This wonderful teardrop pendant with its east/west set oval opal is such an immaculate example of that principle of design. Marked on the reverse for 14ct and sold with a wonderful braided link chain, this gorgeous example would make a striking yet substantial addition to any collection, particularly one interested in focusing on these magical stones. Opal is a mineraloid rather than an organized mineral, meaning that the crystal structure is disorganized; small droplets of water are tucked half-hazard between the crystal structure of silica, creating the rainbow refraction that sets opals apart as one of the most beautiful and unpredictable stones. I love this particular opal with her cotton candy pink and electric blue and green, and the ever so subtle flash of hot pink deep within the stone. What a beautiful gift this would be, or a coveted addition to any neck stack.
Materials and Features:
14ct gold, opal
Vintage, c. 1980’s-1990’s
“14K” and maker’s mark
Weight: 3.91 grams
Dimensions: 16mm x 23mm opal pendant, 18” chain
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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Delicious 14ct Opal Teardrop Pendant with 18” Chain