Our One-off mexican bouldser 'matrix' Opal pendant is perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
At Silver Scene we love to be different and that's why we have created our 'One-off' range, unique pieces of jewellery for unique people.
Featuring a oval of a round matrix opal stone, set in a beautifully simplistic silver setting. With a twisted design, forming the bale. This pendant is understated and will complement any outfit or style perfectly.
An elegant design, this little pendant is bound to become a well loved piece of jewellery.
This gorgeous pendant is a one-of-a-kind piece, only one pendant has been made especially for you and, just like you, there are no other pendants quite like this one.
If you have fallen in love with this piece then don't deliberate too long, there is only one and we don't think it will hang around for long.
Perfect as a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
If you'd like a chain with this pendant please choose the desired design and length from the drop down menu. Chain shown in picture: Fine Snake Chain
If you'd like a different style of chain, check out our full selection of chains here and purchase the chain separately. Please be aware, that as purchased separately, they will arrive packed in separate boxes. If you'd like them packed together in one box, please let us know in the notes section at the checkout.
All Silver Scene jewellery comes lovingly packaged in a gift box.
This piece has been ethically designed and made by hand by Silver Scene Ltd in our workshops in Bali, Indonesia. It is an exclusive Silver Scene design and is limited to one piece only.
Mexican boulder 'Matrix' Opal set in Sterling Silver, keep clean with an anti-tarnish cloth.
Please be aware that opals are delicate stones that can break when knocked against a hard surface. Prolonged exposure to water can also damage them so it is always advisable to take off any opal jewellery before showering or bathing.
About the stone
Opal is the birthstone for October.
Mexico has precious opal in pink rhyolite host rocks. It is often cut into cabochons that display a patch of fire or precious opal surrounded by rhyolite. This opal is known as "cantera" but it also fits the definition of boulder opal or Matrix Opal..
The ancient Greeks believed that opals were formed from the tears of joy wept by Zeus when he defeated the titans, and that the opal bestowed prophetic powers.
Most civilizations see opal as a lucky stone. In the Middle Ages, it was considered that it could provide great luck as it carried all the virtues of each gemstone whose colour was represented in the opal. Following the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Anne of Geierstein’ in 1829, opal acquired a less popular reputation. In Scott’s novel, the Baroness of Arnheim wears an opal talisman with supernatural powers. When a drop of holy water falls on the talisman, the opal turns into a colourless stone and the Baroness dies soon after. Due to the popularity of this novel, people began to associate opals with bad luck and death and within a year of the novel being published, the sale of opals in Europe had dropped by 50%.
Opals have always been associated with love and passion, it is a seductive stone that intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. It is believed to stimulate originality and creativity. Wearing opal is said to bring loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.
At widest points including bale, 3.1cm x 1.4cm approx. Opal 1.7cm x 7.2mm. Opal small 4.9mm x 1.2cm approx.