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Ethiopian Opal & Mexican Fanta Orange Opal Sterling Silver Necklace
An enchanting gemstone pendant showcasing an unforgettable 11mm x 8mm pear-drop of earth-mined Ethiopian opal, delicately complemented by two uniquely colourful 7mm x 5mm ovals of Mexican Fanta orange opal. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of some of the USA’s incredible canyonlands, rugged landscapes of sun-drenched umber rock split by yawning chasms and narrow, winding channels. Their uniquely captivating beauty – straight from the backdrops of classic Westerns – offers the perfect artistic inspiration.
An October birthstone, opal was once dubbed the ‘Patron of Thieves’, believed to render its wearer invisible. Now, though, the opal is more commonly seen as a stone of love and protection.
Like other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.
Attached to an 18-inch chain, this dazzling gemstone pendant will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of its inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented piece which makes the perfect gift.
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