"Maumelle" Elegant Cultured Opal Amulet Pendant
An elegant and sweet piece, "Maumelle" is a cultured opal (aka Monarch Opal) dressed in 14/20 gold filled wire. The design is modern yet the gold and fire of the Opal give a regal and very feminine quality. It comes with a free 18" inch black silicone cord & has been Reiki infused to enhance its healing quality.
This beauty measures:
1' 1/4" inches / 3.2 cm in height (including the bail)
2' 1/2" inches / 6.4 cm in width (at widest point)
*Monarch Opals are a lab created stone. It was a project started some 20 years ago by a turquoise fanatic and chemist. Lab created opal is pretty but gets dull, and it just doesn't really capture the light dispersement that real opals do. This was because no one was really getting those silica dioxide particulars small enough to mimic Mother Nature. So, Monarch Opal is actually "cultured" opal and has nano particles of silica dioxide, just the same as natural opal. They are almost as small as an atom. The matrix is a nod to turquoise and the two together are magic
It takes about a year to grow. It is more durable than opal so this material is ideal for rings and bracelets as detergents like hand soap won't hurt it. It has a hardness of 5.5 on the mohs scale.
**Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. This 5% is then described by the karatage of the gold alloy. Most gold-filled is 12kt or 14kt gold-filled. It is most accurately labeled with the karatage, the “/” symbol, and then 20 to reflect this construction. Products are identified as 14/20 Gold-filled or 12/20 Gold-Filled; alternatively, 14kt Gold-Filled or 12kt Gold-Filled are also acceptable.
Gold-filled is usually a lifetime product because the gold layer bonded to the brass core is quite thick. However, in rare instances of extreme sulfide exposure the gold-filled can blacken. This has only occurred a handful of times over our decades of gold-filled use.
Your jewelry will arrive in a gift box secured in a bubble envelope.
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