Opal Necklace; Australian Boulder Opal; Genuine Earth Mined, Natural Australian Boulder Opal in 14K Solid White Gold; Gemstone Necklace; Birthstone Necklace; Vintage Jewelry; Estate Jewelry
Gemstone: Natural Australian Boulder Opal
Color: Black with Color-Play
Total Stone Weight (CT. T.W.): 12.87ct
Metal Type: White Gold
Karat Content: 14K
Pendant & Necklace Weight: 5.4 Grams
Necklace Length: 16”
The 16.08 carat, Natural Australian Boulder Opal is very well cut and polished and shows no flaws, chips, or surface scratches. It has vivid rainbow saturation/color-play, and is sparkling black color! Photos are taken under professional lighting and are magnified at 50x zoom to show details that may not be visible to the naked eye. The pendant is clearly hallmarked 14K on the inside of the pendant loop, and is hung on a .75mm thick, 14K solid gold (not hollow), 16” cable-chain necklace that is also clearly hallmarked 14K on the sturdy lobster-claw clasp closure. When worn, the pendant drop is 24mm from the chain.
We travel across the United States to various Estate Sales acquiring only the finest and most rare antique, vintage, and modern pieces of jewelry. Each piece then undergoes a thorough process of examination, setting, restoration, cleaning, and polishing by a Master GIA Graduate Gemologist. All of our items have been tested and are guaranteed to be authentic Solid Gold—not plated or filled. Item will arrive in a brand-new natural redwood and leather gift box, ready to be gifted or worn today!
Boulder opal is one of the most valuable varieties of opal, second only to Australia's black opal. Fine specimens of boulder opal can exhibit all of the spectral colors through their distinct play of color. Boulder opal may be considered to be less valuable than black opal, but it is actually much rarer and harder to find. Opal contains every color of the spectrum, from deepest and clearest blues and iridescent greens, through to golden orange, red and fuchsia; it can be pale and delicate, or dark and brilliant. Due to its structure, opal may contain any combination of an infinite number of patterns and may reveal itself all at once - glorious from all directions – or it may be quiet and surprising, showing its greatest brilliance only during flashes of movement. Indeed, precious opal is like no other gemstone because it changes color as the observer turns the stone. Opal is an excellent journeying stone, highly receptive, inducing a mild hypnotic state for enhancing divination and metaphysical gifts.
Flexible Layaway plans available for all items over $500.00! Please message me for more information if you have an interest and I will go over the terms and conditions for you.
Items purchased before 5pm are usually shipped same day unless customization or resizing was requested. Items are securely packaged, shipped via USPS with signature-required tracking, and sent directly to the customer for enjoyment. Appraisals available at customers’ request.
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We are currently offering FREE Ring Resizing! Purchase a ring and we will have it sized, free of charge, by the master jeweler so that it is ready to be gifted or worn upon arrival!
Most rings can be sized a maximum of 3-4 sizes up or down depending on the style of the ring. Please indicate your desired size at checkout and allow up to 10 business days for my local expert jeweler to complete sizing.
**Please note that once rings have been custom sized and altered for you, they may not be returned. If you are unsure about an item it may be best to have it sized by your local jeweler just in case.
Yes! We are proud to offer flexible Layaway plans for all items over $500.00! Please message me for more information if you have an interest and I will go over the terms and conditions for you.
Yes, I offer shipping to many countries! Message me if you have additional questions regarding international shipping.
Shipping times will vary according to distance and individual country customs policies but will typically ship out the same day as cleared payment. Customs duties levied/VAT, if any, are the responsibility of the buyer.
We recommend using caution when cleaning your natural earth mined, untreated gemstone jewelry. We do not recommend using ultra-sonic machines or chemical cleaners which could alter the color and clarity of the gemstone.
Most stones respond well to mild detergent and warm water. Scrub them using a soft brush, preferably a baby brush with soft bristles. Avoid scrubbing too hard else you may end up scratching the stone. Rinse the stone and dry it gently with the help of a soft, lint-free cloth.
Each piece of jewelry purchased from GEMCITYGEMS undergoes a thorough process of examination, setting, restoration, cleaning, and polishing by a Master GIA Graduate Gemologist. All of our items have been tested and are guaranteed to be authentic Solid Gold—not plated or filled.
Ring will arrive in a brand new natural redwood and leather ring box, ready to be gifted or worn today! Appraisals available at customers request.