Ethiopian Opal Candy Necklace, Hand Knotted, with 14k Gold
Opals are like living gemstones, they seem alive with flashes of colorful fire, and I've always had trouble capturing that life in photographs. Please go to my Instagram page, @nodurijewlery, or my Etsy shop etsy.com/shop/Noduri to see a video of this lovely necklace. These particular gems are so radiant and light up with vibrant flashes, that the video does a much better job of capturing just how beautiful they are. The video was shot outside, with my old cell phone. The first part of the video was shot under cloud cover, the second was shot in direct sunlight.
This necklace is made of top quality, faceted Ethiopian opals, expertly hand-knotted on navy blue, pure silk jeweler's cord. I've finished the piece with solid 14k gold findings, a lobster claw clasp, and my signature tag.
The stunning opals are fiery with lovely clean facets, roundel shaped, and graduated in size from about 5x 2.5mm, near the clasp, to about 9 x 5mm. I've made this necklace 16 & 1/2 inches in length.
Handcrafted in my studio