Vintage Brass Locket Silver Filigree Opal Locket Pendant
I attached a dark silver filigree and a vintage captured opal glass cabochon to an oxidized brass locket. I painted the inside with metallic blue paint and added tiny glow in the dark spheres and opalized pearls to create a celestial galaxy scene. There are silver painted stars and iridescent purple glitter, all covered with protective resin. This comes with a 24 inch silver rope chain.
Australia produces around 97% of the world’s opals. Nevada produces a wide variety of precious black, crystal, white, fire, and lemon opals. Other significant deposits of precious opal around the world can be found in the Czech Republic, Nicaragua and Ethiopia. The water content of Opal is usually between three and ten percent, but can be as high as twenty percent.
Opals are known for their unique display of flashing rainbow colors called play-of-color. The areas within an opal that produce a play-of-color are made up of sub-microscopic spheres of silica arranged in a grid-like pattern. As light passes through the spheres it is diffracted into the colors of the spectrum. The size of the spheres and their packed geometric pattern determine the quality of light and the fiery colors of the opal.
Opals promote psychic opening and development and sensitivity to spirits. They assist in the control of temper and can calm the nerves. Some people believe that opals are unlucky but others see them as a symbol of hope, innocence, and purity.
Opal can help heal emotional distress and bring joy and happiness back into your life. It is a good stone to use in stressful situations and frees you from worry and anxiety. It enhances clarity and stability and is useful in getting rid of past psychic injuries. Wear an opal to surround yourself with positive energy and lightness of being.
Stones listed as natural, raw, or rough may have some imperfections and inclusions. Be sure to check all photos, including the zoom feature, for details about a particular stone. Please see photo with ruler for size. Colors may vary with individual monitors.
Many stones are susceptible to fading, and they should be kept out of direct sunlight. Do not use hot water or salt water to clean them. Stone properties and descriptions are for informational purposes only and do not offer any guaranteed outcomes. Also, they are not intended as a substitute for medical care.
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