The rich earthy, yet bright colors drew me to the African Green Opal. I love the bright browns, orange and cream colors swirling in green. I have used star shaped and oval beads, along with bright orange rondelles of Carnelian, green cultured freshwater pearls and a length of round beads to create this asymmetrical beauty. The individual beads are separated by tiny Copper rounds, and closure is provided by a Copper textured hook and oversized eye clasp handcrafted by artisan Melinda Orr of PA, USA. This versatile necklace can be worn in many ways, clasp to the back or the side, for a different look each time. Lovely, like walking in a garden, so lush and green. A pair of matching earrings completes the set. See my matching bracelet item # RMS4781.
African Green Opal is a natural gemstone, that is not a 'fire' opal, but like other opals has high moisture content in the stone. It is richly colored with browns, creams, orange and some translucent areas embedded in the green opal.
Carnelian is associated with the heart and emotional warmth, considered by some to promote courage, confidence and self-motivation. It is the alternate birthstone for July. In Arabic and Oriental cultures it was thought to protect the wearer from the 'evil eye' of envious persons.
Length: 18.5 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.15"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with copper crimps, crimp covers and wire guards.
Bead size: 8 mm rounds, 15 x 20 mm ovals, and 20 mm stars.
Earrings: slightly more than 1.25 inches long, French ear hooks are of hypoallergenic Niobium and all other metal components are of copper. All ear wires from Sundancegems come with a clear medical grade PVC ear clutch or stopper. These fit snug on the ear wire, and prevent you from loosing your earrings.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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Item ID: RMS4780
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