13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace

13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace
13.73ct Genuine Natural Black Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant Bead Sterling Necklace

WELCOME TO MY STORE CAROLINE JULIEN DESIGNS AND GEMS! INTRODUCING MY NEW 2019 SPRING / SUMMER COLLECTION! SPECIALIZING IN RARE, HIGH GRADE AND EXOTIC GEMSTONES. UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS THIS STUNNING GENUINE NATURAL HIGH GRADE BLACK ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL SMOOTH BRIOLETTE DROP PENDANT; STERLING SILVER NECKLACE!

THIS GORGEOUS LARGE BLACK OPAL MEASURES 26X17X7MM AND WEIGHS 13.73 CARATS! ON TOP OF THE OPAL I'VE WIRE WRAPPED A STERLING SILVER BAIL WHICH MEASURES 5X3X4MM WITH AN OPENING OF 4.5X3MM. THE NECKLACE MEASURES 18.25 INCHES LONG WITH AN EXTENDER CHAIN OF 1.75 INCHES, SO IT IS ADJUSTABLE BETWEEN 18.25 INCHES UP TO 20 INCHES.

I CAN'T SHORTEN THIS CHAIN, BUT I CAN LENGTHEN THIS NECKLACE BY ADDING A LONGER EXTENDER CHAIN. THE STERLING SILVER LOBSTER CLAW CLASP MEASURES 9X6MM AND IS STAMPED'925'.

THE STERLING SILVER CHAIN IS AN ELEGANT ROPE LINK THAT MEASURES 1MM THICK. THE EXTENDER END OF THE CHAIN HAS A MATCHING BLACK WELO OPAL BRIOLETTE ACCENT BEAD WHICH MEASURES 12X8X4MM AND WEIGHS 2 CARATS. THIS'TAIL' HAS BLUE, GREEN AND YELLOW FIRE; AND LOOKS BEAUTIFUL HANGING DOWN ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK. I'VE EXPERTLY WIRE WRAPPED THE OPALS WITH 26 GAUGE STERLING SILVER HALF HARD WIRE.

THE PENDANT CAN MOVE FREELY ALONG THE CHAIN BUT WILL NOT COME OFF THE END. THIS OPAL IS A SLIGHTLY POINTED, ROUNDED DOME OVER THE FRONT AND IS FLAT ON THE BACK WITH SMOOTH EDGES ON THE SIDES. THE LAST PHOTO SHOWS THE BACK OF THE OPAL.

THIS ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL IS NATURAL BUT HAS BEEN SMOKE HEATED TO ENHANCE THE FIRE. THIS TREATMENT IS PERMANENT AND THE COLOR WILL NEVER CHANGE. FROM THE FRONT, THIS OPAL LOOKS BLACK, BUT WHEN HELD UP TO THE LIGHT; THE BODY COLOR IS DARK RED TO DARK CHOCOLATE BROWN AND DISPLAYS RAINBOW OPALESCENT FLASH WHEN VIEWED FROM THE LEFT SIDE (FACING THE OPAL) AND FRONT. THIS OPAL FLASHES WELL IN FLUORESCANT AND LOW LIGHT AND EVEN BRIGHTER IN THE SUNLIGHT. THIS OPAL HAS A DISTINCT RAINBOW FIRE PATTERN, WITHIN A RARE HONEYCOMB MATRIX. THE MATRIX RUNS SLIGHTLY DIAGONAL TO THE SURFACE OF THE OPAL, SO THE FIRE IS OBSERVED MOSTLY ON THE SIDES. THERE IS ALSO A SMALL MILKY PATCH ON THE RIGHT SIDE. THE OPALESCANT FIRE INCLUDES RED, PEACH, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE AND INDIGO FIRE. THIS OPAL IS A SOLID OPAL, NOT A DOUBLET OR TRIPLET LIKE MOST AUSTRALIAN OPALS. A SOLID BLACK OPAL OF THIS SIZE AND GRADE IS EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND VALUABLE. ETHIOPIAN WELO OPALS ARE MINED IN THE WOLLO PROVENCE NEAR THE TOWN OF WEGAL TENA IN ETHIOPIA, AFRICA. SINCE 2008, THIS FINE GRADE OPAL HAS BEEN MINED BY HAND BY LOCALS AND FINE SPECIMENS HAVE COME TO RIVAL AUSTRALIAN OPALS. FINE WELO OPAL SPECIMENS CAN DISPLAY BRIGHT ALL SPECTRAL FIRE AND CAN BE SET AS A SOLID OPAL AS OPPOSED TO DOUBLETS OR TRIPLETS; WHICH IS COMMON FOR AUSTRALIAN OPALS.

OPAL IS A HYDRATED AMPHOROUS FORM OF SILICA WHICH IS CLASSIFIED AS A MINERALOID. THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF OPAL CONTAINS MICROSCOPIC SPHERES OF SILICON DIOXIDE MOLECULES ARRANGED IN REGULAR CLOSELY PACKED PLANES. ALL SPECTRAL OPALESCENCE IS OBSERVED FROM THE DIFFRACTION OF LIGHT PASSING THROUGH THE OPAL STRUCTURE. OTHER TYPES OF OPAL ON THE MARKET INCLUDE AUSTRALIAN OPALS: WHITE OPAL, BLACK OPAL, CRYSTAL OPAL, AND BOULDER OPALS.

OTHER FORMS OF OPAL INCLUDE MEXICAN FIRE OPAL, PERUVIAN OPAL, NEVADA OPAL, OWYHEE OPAL FROM OREGON AND COMMON OPAL WHICH IS FOUND IN MANY PLACES AROUND THE WORLD. THIS PENDANT IS VERY EYE CATCHING AND FLASHES ELECTRIC RAINBOW FIRE!

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT, VERY RARE LARGER SIZE BLACK OPAL. THIS NECKLACE IS STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS, EXQUISITELY DESIGNED AND IS FOR HIGH FASHION WEAR. THIS PIECE IS FIT FOR A QUEEN OR PRINCESS! THIS ONE OF A KIND NECKLACE WAS CREATED AND HAND MADE BY ME WITH LOVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO STOP BY AND VISIT MY STORE! The item "13.73CT GENUINE NATURAL BLACK ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL PENDANT BEAD STERLING NECKLACE" is in sale since Saturday, April 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fashion Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "pinkhair1" and is located in Surrey, British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.