Opal, Labradorite & Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Pendant

$250.00

A unique sterling silver pendant featuring a square, checkerboard-faceted labradorite, an Australian opal cabochon, and a teardrop faceted blue topaz gemstone with an ornate bail. Talk about a statement piece!

Approx dimensions without bail: 35mm H x 20mm W x 6mm D.

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Description

Opal

Birthstone for October

One of the many members of the quartz family, opal is hardened silica gel, usually containing 5-10% water in submicroscopic pores. Opal’s structure varies from essentially amorphous to partially crystalline. Precious opal is the least crystalline form, consisting of a regular arrangement of tiny transparent silica spheres with water in the intervening spaces. Opal’s name comes from Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone.” Metaphysically opal is used for love and light. Fine specimens of opal are found in Australia, Oregon, Peru, Mexico, and Ethiopia.

Labradorite

Labradorite is a type of plagioclase feldspar displaying a unique phenomenon aptly named labradorescence. This is caused by the interference of light within the layers of the stone. Colors show through in lustrous metallic tints, most often blue and gold, although specimens with a complete spectrum of colors are most sought after. Labradorite derives its name from where it was first found on the peninsula of Labrador, Canada. Metaphysically, labradorite is believed to help facilitate life transitions.  Deposits are found in Canada, Madagascar, and Finland.

Topaz

November Birthstone

Topaz occurs in a variety of colors, the most well-known being imperial (golden-yellow sherry) topaz, blue topaz and pink topaz. Blue topaz can occur naturally but is typically pale. Natural pink stones are rare, though yellow topaz from Brazil turns pink when heated. Topaz sheds light on “the path,” enabling one to “be” rather than “do.” Notable localities for gem-quality topaz include Brazil, Russia, Nigeria, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Mexico, Colorado, Texas and California.

Additional information

Weight1.1 oz

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