Black Opal Pendant set in 18K Yellow Gold 4.95 ct with 1 Diamond total 0.01 ct.
Black Opal Pendant set in 18K Yellow Gold 4.95 ct with 1 Diamond total
Natural Australian Gem Black Opal is arguably the #1 Rarest Commercially Available Gemstone on Earth! Loose Opals hand-cut from the rough Opal are genuinely valuable and have a uniqueness that places them above every other gemstone. Precious, Valuable Investments that you can set in your own Jewellery design or give as the perfect gift as: "a Rainbow you can hold in your hand" Genuine + Natural + Guaranteed! At Australian Opal Cutters our Black Opal Pendants are hand-crafted Natural Australian Black Opals that have been hand cut from rough Opal in the Australian Opal Cutters Sydney workshop. At Australian Opal Cutters our Natural Australian Blackl Opal is exactly that, Natural, Genuine, Australian Black Opal from Lightning Ridge in N.S.W. (the only place on earth that produces it) that has not been treated in any chemical process to bring out or enhance the colour! Unfortunately many online sellers are offering “Opal” but it is a far cheaper Ethiopian Opal alternative, a material that is often heat and chemical treated to bring out the colour. Still others offer “Opal” but are actually selling fake plastic! This is the perfect gift as it is a genuine investment, much rarer than diamond and the only gemstone where you can "hold a rainbow in your hand" literally! The Black Opals are hand-cut from the "rough" material by industry experts who know how to find the colour and carefully remove the Opal "potch" (Opal without colour). This is an age-old tradition and is a cutting process that has not changed in 100 years. The Opal is then set in a piece of jewellery that we have designed in our Sydney workshop and Opal cutting factory. Our designers have been designing for decades and have had the enormous privilege of designing jewellery for the Royal family: Technical Specifications Genuine Natural Australian Black Opal is Australia’s National Gemstone and the State Emblem of N.S.W., the “lucky gem from the lucky country”. A hydrated amorphous form of silica SiO2•nH2O consisting of spheres of silicon dioxide molecules arranged in regular, closely packed planes. And only found in Lightning Ridge, Australia. Guaranteed free of dyes and artificial colour. The Lucky Gem from the Lucky Country By the way, if you have ever heard the myth that Opals are unlucky, we just thought you should know that it is alleged that this was invented by the Diamond industry, as Opals were once the engagement ring of choice. For more information see "The Diamond Invention". Opal is Australia’s National Gemstone, with the Black Opal featuring as the State Emblem of NSW. Opal is known as the “Queen of Gems”.