Diaphanous Opal Chip Necklace
A shorter necklace to be worn close to the neck, this is a wonderful piece for layering, or if you tend to wear shirts with higher necklines. Each little faceted opal chip is surrounded by sterling silver round beads to give that mixed metal appearance with the lovely gold chain.
Metal: 14k Gold filled and sterling silver
Dimensions: Each chain section is 1.5"
Complete with our signature handcrafted tension "S" clasp closure. Perfect for anyone that struggles with solo-clasping a lobster or spring ring clasp. Extenders can be clasped anywhere from 16"-18" and have a gemstone drop or tag.
OPAL is formed from rain. We are not sure EXACTLY how this process goes, but many believe it is formed when water from rain seeps down into crevasses in the rock. Once the water evaporates, the silica that is left behind dries out and hardens into precious. On the more metaphysical side, it can sooth and clear the emotional body, and boosts the will to live and the joy of one’s earthly existence. It kindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion.
ABOUT 14k GOLD FILLED:
*Gold filled is the next level and is an amazing, quality alternative to solid gold
*It is actual layers of gold pressure bonded with other jeweler quality metals. While gold plating can eventually wear off, gold filled is required by law to contain 5% gold (plated is more like .5%) and it’s therefore extremely uncommon to wear through gold filled
*If you can wear gold jewelry without skin sensitivity, you can most likely wear gold filled!
*During the mid to late Victorian period, gold filled jewelry was very common and was manufactured in large numbers.
*For more in depth info, check out this BLOG POST!