Our Opal Hinged Pendant (chain not included) is perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
This gorgeous pendant features two rectangle and one teardrop shaped, Australian opal doublets, in simple Sterling Silver settings. A Sterling Silver hinge attachment connects the top two stones. As a finishing touch, the teardrop Opal elegantly drops down from the bottom of the pendant.
The opals in this pendant are stunning and when the light hits the stones, the colours are spectacular. Opal is a difficult stone to photograph, the pictures do not do it justice.
A beautiful pendant, this is bound to become a jewellery box favourite.
Perfect as a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
If you'd like a chain with this pendant please click here for our full range of Sterling Silver chain designs. We would recommend a thicker chain with this pendant, for example our Heavy Snake, Medium Snake or Medium Belcher Chain. Chain shown in picture: Medium Snake chain.
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 made in very limited numbers.
Australian Opal Doublet 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.
At widest points including bale 5.3 cm x 0.8 cm approx.
This pendant is on sale due to minor scratches on the back, please see picture.