Our Opal and Tourmaline Asymmetry necklace is perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
An unusual and beautiful piece of jewellery, this necklace features two opal oval doublet stones and five tourmaline stones in different colours; one tabletop cut teardrop, one tabletop cut round and three cabochon round. A curved silver bar on either side of the stones brings the asymmetrical design together. A fine silver belcher chain has been used on this necklace and an extendable chain on the end means that this necklace can be worn in lengths 16"-18", giving you peace of mind when buying as a gift. Finishing off the design, three little different coloured tourmaline beads have been added to the end of the extension chain.
This necklace with its unusual design is bound to soon become a treasured and well loved piece of jewellery.
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.
Perfect as a special gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
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 made in very limited numbers.
Australian Opal Doublets 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.
Necklace length 16"-18"
Centerpiece 5.2cm x 2.7cm aprox. Opals 1.7cm x 0.8cm and 1.4cm x 0.9cm. Tourmalines, largest 0.7cm x 0.5cm, smallest 0.3cm diameter.