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Black Opal Statement

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If making a unique statement is important to you, then this gorgeous black Opal earring, enhanced by sparkling cubic zirconia is calling your name!

Opal is the birthstone for October and the gemstone of the 14th?anniversary. In the Middle Ages, Opal was considered a stone that could provide great fortune as it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone which?colour?was represented in the?colour?spectrum of Opal. However, in later years, Opal acquired a less auspicious reputation, following the publication of Sir Walter Scott?s novel, ?Anne of Geierskin? in 1829. In the novel, The Baroness of Arnheim wears an Opal talisman with supernatural powers which turns?colourless?when holy water falls on it and the evil Baroness dies. Due to popularity of the novel people began to associate Opals with bad luck and death. For the next 20 years, the sale of opals remained low. It was only when the queen of England has decided to gift each of her daughters an Opal in their wedding day, that the value of Opal rightfully increased.?

Metal: Sterling Silver 92.5

Length: 70mm

Width: 40mm

Stone Size: 4mm x 5mm

 

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