Stunning 2.30 carat natural, untreated opal set in a basket setting of 14 karat gold with a lovely ribbon design bale. This stone has such luscious, large flashes of color and the bottom portion of the stone has a very unique orange color zoning that increases the richness of color. Every detail is delicate and lovely. Knife edge prongs hold the gem securely without hiding the gorgeous play of color flashing across the stone as it moves on your neck.
Chain can be clasped at 18", and 17" please send me a message at check out if you’d like me to alter where the chain can be clasped.
Total chain length: 18"
Caring for your opal:
1). Keep Your OpalDry, away from water and liquids.
This is the most important thing to keep in mind when taking care of your opal jewelry. Remove your opal jewelery when washing your hands, cleaning dishes, taking a shower, relaxing in hot tubs or Jacuzzis or going swimming.
IF your opals get wet from water and the fire and color of the opal are gone, don't panic. Immediately use a soft microfiber cloth to dry the surface of the opal and simply let your opals dry naturally usually for about 24 hours. The drying process may take a few minutes to weeks, depending on how much water the opal has absorbed. DO NOT try to speed up this process with heat (such as a hair dryer). It will craze the opal.
Also never clean your opal jewelry by soaking it in a bowl of water with soap or house cleaners or by placing them in an ultrasonic cleaner. Instead, clean your opal jewelry with a dry and clean soft cloth to gently remove dirt and buildup.
(2). Avoid Liquid chemicals like soap, shampoo, body oils, hand sanitizer, perfumes, hairspray, house cleaners. Chemical liquids can stain the opal permanently! Please remove your opal jewelry before doing any activity involving these chemical liquids or oils.
(3). Avoid Heavy Physical Activities When Wearing Your Opals. Therefore, please remove your opals when doing any heavy physical activities such as weightlifting, exercise, housekeeping, or gardening. When you are not wearing your opal jewelry, we recommend storing it individually in soft cloth jewelry pouches or sealed plastic bags to prevent tarnishing and scratches.