ITEM: Vintage 18k Gold Natural Opal Pendant
COMPOSITION: 18k Yellow Gold, Acid tested
GEM: Natural Black Opal 16mm X 9.5mm, approximately 2.98 ctw
CONDITION: Estate Item, Very Good
WEIGHT: 2.7 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 1" X 1/2"
COMMENTS: Australian black opals are the most valuable and widely known type of opal. Black opal is characterized by a dark body tone which can range from dark grey to jet black. However this refers only to the general body tone of the stone, and is not related to the rainbow or spectral colors present in the opal. Unlike ordinary opals, black opals have carbon and iron oxide trace elements present, which cause the unusual darkness of the stone. Because of their dark body tone, the rainbow colors in a black opal stand out much better than lighter opals. This opal has bright, striking colors! The blue is a Caribbean blue, reminds me of the beautiful ocean and beaches! With a variety of flashes including green, orange, and yellow this piece will catch the eye of any walker-by! Circa 1980's. Pictured as received from a local estate. Very good estate condition with minimal wear indicative of age. Items will be cleaned but natural patina will be preserved if applicable. Polishing to near new is always FREE upon request!
18k Gold 2.98 Carat Natural Black Opal Pendant
$747 $995 SALE