This is a beautifully crafted gilson opal necklace, made from a Gilson Opal stone set in sterling silver. This simple necklace has a contemporary, artistic style, and combines the simple setting with the complexity of the fiery labratory-created opals. The necklace is a solid opal bar in sterling silver frame, and finished in a link style sterling silver chain. It is designed to be adjustable and to be able to be worn at different lengths.
Dimensions: Bar: 0.75” x 0.13” (9mm x 3mm). Chain: 17-3/4” + 2” extender.
Gilson opals are the laboratory grown form of the mineraloid Opal--they are synthesized to resemble a perfect opal. Although these opals are synthetic, they are as beautiful and fiery as the most lovely natural opals, as well as being more durable and resistant to crazing (hairline cracking which occurs in opals). This necklace should be taken off when showering or swimming, and chemicals should not be sprayed on the opals.
Keywords: Psychic energy, intuition, inner journeys, Dreamtime.
Chakra: Third Eye (6)
Care for gemstones in sterling silver jewelry:
As with all natural stones set in silver, these jewelry pieces should be removed when taking a shower, swimming, or entering a hot springs. Water (especially hot water) can damage natural materials and even cause settings to fail. This is especially true with gemstone rings!
*Though many gems and minerals have historical and cultural associations with healing properties, these items are sold for wear in jewelry, display, study, and collector interest only.