Athena 7mm Doublet Opal Gold 18k Necklace
Is there anything more encaptivating than a glowing opal? Opal, the stone of destiny, will draw magical opportunities into your life. Wear with a simple gold chain and your favorite daily studs.
- Metal: 18K Gold
- Length: 15-17''
- Shape: Round
- Diamond Size: 1.2mm
- Clarity: SI1
- Total Carat Weight: 0.06
- Stone Size: 7mm
- Total Carat Weight: 0.75
About the stones:
Natural Doublet Opal: Formed by a combination of silicon dioxide and water trapped within solid rocks like limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl, and basalt, opal is distinguished by its iridescent play of color—a.k.a. “fire”—which reveals itself when exposed to a light source. It’s also the birthstone for October. Several varieties are used in jewelry, including: -Boulder Opal found in cracks or coatings in and around ironstone and sandstone boulders. -Doublet Opal which is a thin slice of precious opal cemented onto a backing, usually a piece of ironstone. -White Opal which has a milky pale white appearance with bright flashes of fire
Metaphysical Properties: A common misconception is that it’s bad luck to wear opals if they’re not your birthstone. The fact is that opal was a good luck talisman in ancient times and today is regarded as a symbol of hope, innocence and purity. It’s a healing, protective stone that also intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions.
Recycled Metals: We use recycled metals in our production to minimize the environmental impact.
Responsibly sourced: We source our gemstones from small artisan family operations.
Conflict Free Diamonds: Our diamonds come from small artisanal production within conflict-free regions.
Ethically made: each piece is hand-made by skilled jewelry artisans in our own studio. We are proudly preserving the skills and techniques passed down from generations of jewelers; skills that have begun to disappear with the advent of technology and methods of mass production. Our handmade process, hand hammer and texture in our design like no other.
Nina Wynn uses only the highest quality materials. We ensure through testing that our pieces are Nickel and Cadmium-Free in the manufacture of all body jewelry. Mill Certificates are available.
Time to shipping: 2 working days for silver, 7-10 working days for 14k or 18k Gold.
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