This is a beautiful Peruvian pink opal beads with two Crownwork® finials and two amphoras on oxidized silver chain with small lilypad clasp. Oxidized silver has a beautiful historic feel for jewelry ( think Austro-Hungarian empire ) and is a wonderful contrast to gold so for necklaces it looks rich and strong. When its oxidized really polished black, the stone pops with rich saturated color and look luxurious. The design inspiration for the finials are the Moores in Spain. It’s my translation of the columns in the Alluhumbra Palace. The design is a very old world form that fits jewelry perfectly and I use it in many configurations throughout the collection. The lilypad clasp is a way for me to finish a piece of jewelry with a personal design touch. The clasp is very safe and easy to open and close. Its something that shows the true nature of the piece being made by hand not manufactured.
Opals have been part of our adornment for centuries, the name is derived from the Sanskrit work “Upala ” which means precious stone and later the Greek derivative Opallios which means flash of color. These beautiful gemstones are known for their flash of color, you can hold them in the light and see the “fire” in the stone. They are the October birthstone and their properties include love. loyalty and piece.
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