Our One-off Opal Large Three Stone necklace is perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
Truly breathtaking in its design, this necklace features three jaw dropping free-form Australian opal doublets in simple settings. At the center of the opals sits a circle of fine silver wire. As a finishing touch a small free-form opal doublet has been attached to the end of the extension chain. A feminine and delicate piece, this necklace will soon become a treasured piece of jewellery.
Each opal is completely unique showing off different colours and patterns as the light hits them, like little galaxies trapped in stones you could easily get lost in them for hours. Opal is the birthstone for October making this necklace the perfect gift for October birthdays or for women with a love for the colour blue.
Our Three Stone Opal necklace has an extendable chain on the end giving you peace of mind when buying as a gift as it can be worn in lengths 16" to 18".
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.
Perfect as a special gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
If you have fallen in love with this necklace then don't deliberate too long, there is only one and we don't think it will hang around for long.
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.
Australian Opal Doublets 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.
Australia produces 95% of the worlds opals. It is not known exactly how opal is formed, but many believe it is formed when water from rain seeps down into crevasses in the rock. Once the water evaporates, the silica that is left behind dries out and hardens into precious 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.
Necklace length 16"-18".
At widest points. Opal centerpiece 3.8cm x 1.7cm aprox. Opal large 1.8cm x 0.9cm aprox. Medium opals 1cm x 0.6cm aprox. Opal small (end of extension chain) 0.7cm x 0.5cm aprox.
Necklace pictured is necklace sold.