*Blue Opal
*Freshwater pearls
*Sterling spacers, findings, earrings
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 17" - 22" (43 cm - 56 cm) Shown on model at shortest length
Longest bead:  1 5/8" (4 cm)
Weight:  3 oz (84 gm)

Earring drop length: 2.5" (6.5 cm)
Earring weight: 6.8 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

Item #740 - $398 (set)

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Blue Opal Necklace and Earrings

Blue Opal Necklace
Blue Opal Necklace on model
Blue Opal Earrings
Blue Opal Earrings
Blue Opal Necklace
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Need a little vacation? Is stress getting to you? Does it seem like everything is going faster and faster and you can barely keep up? You may need minerals! Minerals like the lovely Blue Opals in this piece. Just put this necklace on and let the soothing stones work their magic!!! Ahsian speaks of Blue Opal promoting a calm and centered mind, even calming respiratory inflammation.

Blue Opal is common Opal, that is without opalescence. Wiki calls opalescence a form of Tyndall scattering, the same effect which causes exhaust from two-stroke motorcycles to appear blue. I could talk about motorcycles with you all day! But perhaps you came here to hear about these pretty Blue Opals instead.

The long, faceted Blue Opal and semi-transparent taupe stones are show stoppers! The faceted briolettes are the same pure, clear blue. Blue Opal is a great match for "Serenity," one of the 2016 Pantone colors. They might almost be mistaken for Blue Lace Agate, but are a little more densely colored compared to the slightly more translucent Blue Lace. This simple necklace can be worn anytime; it will look lovely with your taupe suit, your "Serenity" blue blouse, and with your jeans. And the earrings are totally cool even on their own.

Unfortunately I had to withdraw this set because a couple of the large stones developed little cracks along the edge near the holes. I have had Blue Opal craze and crack before, I hoped this material would be OK. It is very distressing to have this happen since the stones are so lovely. If the stones don't get any worse over time, perhaps I will remake the necklace using the earring stones, or offer the necklace with only 5 long beads instead of 7. If you like the piece please contact me and we can discuss options.