Our beautiful One-off Opal and Tourmaline Mazu 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.
This breathtaking pendant features a stunning free form Australian Opal doublet in a simple setting. A swirl design has been hand worked by our silversmiths in Sterling Silver in an elegant circle shape. As a finishing touch, a small, teardrop, faceted tourmaline stone delicately sits below the beautiful Opal.
Please be aware that Opal is a hard stone to photograph, the pictures do not do it justice, this Opal is truly stunning.
A unique 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.
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.
Australian Opal Doublet and Tourmaline 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 stones
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.
Tourmaline is the horoscope stone for Pisces and Gemini.
Tourmalines occur in a variety of colours ranging from magenta to teal blue. The name Tourmaline comes from Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word tura mali, which translates as the stone of mixed colours.
Ancient legend states that tourmaline is the stone of many colours because of its travels along rainbows where it captured the rainbows' many beautiful colours.
Tourmalines are renowned for their detoxifying properties and their ability to boost the immune system.
At widest points including bale 3.4 cm x 2.7 cm
Pendant pictured is pendant sold.