Outer Reaches — A Boulder Opal Statement Pendant Necklace in Oxidized Silver and Gold
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I am so pleased with the way this piece turned out. I sat for a long time deciding what to do with this dreamy Australian Boulder Opal.
The natural layering inside of stones, especially Boulder Opals such as this one, can be so magical. Providing depth for the scene.
Is it a tidal pool?
The outer reaches of space?
The debate is still out I guess.
This opal, wrapped in fine silver and backed on sterling has been oxidized and finalized into a pendant by a hand turned sterling rod acting as a bail. The 18 inch sterling bar and link chain is alternated with gold filled oval links, and is completed with an oversized lobster clasp in the back.
This piece has been oxidized using a environmentally safe, tried and true method. This way of doing things takes longer, but it’s well worth the reward in the end, bringing more of a true aged look with the deep and rich colors.
The pendant measures 1.65 inches from top to bottom, the widest point is 0.85 inches.
The old fashioned way, using recycled silver.
So beautiful. The stone is like a dreamy landscape that's so peaceful to look at. I love how this artist puts the moon and/or sun behind it. really sets off the piece. I definitely will be back to buy more pieces! And the the shipping was so lightning fast!!!!
This is utterly beautiful and her packaging/presentation top-notch. Shall be a gift for my daughter!
My dendritic ring turned out to be even MORE AMAZING in real life. I love it so much! The work and detailing is so good. It's perfect!
Love my new earrings the stones are gorgeous and the workmanship is impeccable!
Today I received this unique and beautiful ring in Japan!! Thank you Melissa for shipping quickly . I will gaze at this ring all the time. Thank you !!