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Australian Boulder Opal Pin/ Pendant - FJ.5741
Origin: Australia

Collection: Opal Pin
Medium: Opal/Gold


Additional Information: Set in a pendant of 18K gold.
$3,800.00
Location: United States
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Description
Radiating a colorful fire from deep within, the opal has been prized since antiquity. Within its depths one sees a the rich variety of colors for which other gems are famed: purple of the amethyst, red of the ruby, sea green of the emerald, as well as gold and silver. The matrix of these sparks ranges in hue from milky white, to bright blue, to black. Mines in Hungary have produced fine opals since the Middle Ages, but the best modern source for the gem is considered to be Australia. The name of the stone is said to derive from the word ophthalmius, pertaining to the eye, and the stone is valued for its ability to avert evil. In the east, opals are much sought after as amulets to protect the wearer from disease. The stone is also said to improve the eyesight. Any person gazing upon this brilliant gem will be rewarded with beauty. - (FJ.5741)

 

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