A bold sterling silver pendant set with an Australian solid white opal with a cubic zirconia halo – a remarkable piece that effortlessly blends simplicity and subdued opalescent tones. The opal is oval and measures 8X 6mm surrounded by a halo of 10X cubic zirconia. The pendant is a 4 claw set with a swing bail. The chain is sold separately.
Australian solid opals are among the most precious gemstones in the world and are known for their eye-catching beauty and array of vivid colours. They range from 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Solid opal can be worn in water , however they do not like detergents, or any chemicals. It requires care when wearing so as to not scratch or break the stone. There are three different types of Australian solid opal: White Opal from South Australia, Boulder Opal from Queensland and Black Opal from Lightning ridge in New South Wales.