$89.00 USD $168.00 USD
The word 'opal' is adapted from the Roman term opalus, but the origin of this word is a matter of debate as most modern references suggest it is adapted from the Sanskrit word úpala. The term first appears in Roman references around 250 BC, at a time when the opal was valued above all other gems. The opals were supplied by traders from the Bosporus, who claimed the gems were being supplied from India. Before this the stone was referred to by a variety of names, but these fell from use after 250 BC. This stunning Purple and Red Boulder Opal pendant from Australia is strung on a sturdy leather cord measuring 18 ''. The large hand shaped pendant measures 37x16.6mm and is completed with our sterling silver clasp!
$550.00 USD $1,100.00 USD
the Carico Lake mine in Nevada. Measuring 4.5x4.7mm to 17.7x9mm these beautiful rare turquoise beads are elegantly placed...