|A blend of exotic and timeless style, this necklace will accent your look with stunning style! A gorgeous creation of platinum over sterling silver, this necklace showcases (6) marquise cut 7 x 3mm and (1) pear cut 5 x 3mm fire opal. Atop the fire opal, sprinkled ever so delicately are diamond accent stones to add just more fire and sparkle to the opals.
It has a setting size of 1-1/2" across by 1" in length. The fire opal weighs 0.79ct and the total diamond weight is 0.03ct, both approximate.
No matter which way you view this necklace, the firey and sparkly hues of red, orange and yellows are distinctive. The stones are gorgeous !!!!
ABOUT "JALISCO" FIRE OPAL
Many of these minerals, including most opals, were formed during the Cretaceous period and brought to the Earth?s surface during the Pleistocene age. Of the 25 or so varieties of opals, the fire opal is the only naturally faceted opal and the most significant fire opal deposits are found in Mexico. One of the two largest sites for mining the Mexican fire opal, which just so happens to be the ?national gemstone of Mexico?, is located near Magdalena, Jalisco; a small city located approximately 100 miles east of Vallarta that can be visited from PV during one of the ten hour day tours. Magdalena is in a region laden with igneous rocks, obsidian, volcanic lava, and more than 300 opal mines.
Mexican fire opals consist of silicon dioxide or silica spheres arranged in an orderly pattern with iron oxide dispersed throughout. It?s the iron oxide that gives the Mexican fire opal its distinctive brilliant flame-like colors of yellow, orange, and red. The three most important attributes of the fire opal are body colors, transparency, and play of color (differing colors when viewed from various angles). The greater the play of color, the more precious the gemstone. Because most opals are not faceted, they are generally displayed in the cabochon form. However, since fire opals are often found naturally faceted, they can be cut, polished, and mounted as cabochons or faceted stones.
Can be worn for everyday wear or a night out on the town.
Length of the necklace is 18"
This breathtaking piece radiates femininity and grace. Bring a burst of fresh color to your day with this dramatic necklace!
All stones are genuine and are mined from the earth.
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