Dendritic Opal and Sterling Silver Necklace

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Dendritic Opal and Sterling Silver Necklace  Dendritic Opals have clear to translucent surfaces with distinct dendritic patterns, resembling tree-like inclusions. This beautiful specimen has pure white edges, with a translucent gray interior, spiked with these mesmerizing and distinctive patterns.  I find this stone to be quite magical!

The opal has been set in sterling silver, surrounded by a wreath of sterling silver granules.  I added a bit of interest by hand sawing a scalloped edge, and then gave that border just a tiny bit of texture. The sterling silver has been darkened and polished by hand to acquire its beautiful and rich patina.

This one of a kind statement pendant measures just under 2 3/8" in length and is approximately 1 1/2"  in width at its widest point.  This pendant includes a sterling silver, 20" length, 1.7mm box chain, which closes securely with a lobster clasp..  

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All metals used in this design are .925 sterling silver.

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio. Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this jewelry will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting handmade!