Silver pendant holding a beautiful 4,36cts Welo Opal, with green, yellow and red play-of-color.
Unique piece handmade in my workshop and stamped with my maker’s hallmark.
Size : 3,4 x 2,7cm
Total weight of the pendant : 8,25g
The Opal on this silver pendant comes from Welo, Ethiopia. It’s a natural stone, which hasn’t received any kind of treatment.
Pendant only, no chain included.
Your piece of jewelry will be sent throught the French Post services. For France, it will be sent as a tracked letter by default. You can also choose to have it sent as a collissimo (with tracking), or as a tracked and signed letter, which is free for orders of 70€ and more. For other countries, it will be sent as an international tracked letter.
Feel free to contact me if you’d prefer to use another mail carrier, or for any other request regarding shipping.
Care advices :
The wrapping around the stones was made by hand using solid silver wire (.950 silver). Here, I chose to keep the silver’s natural color, and just polished it carefully by hand to highlight the details of the wire work.
To preserve the silver’s look, and to protect the stone, I recommend to avoid putting your pendant in waterfor extended periods of time (bath, shower, swimming in a pool or sea, etc), and to practice physical activities.
The metal’s tone/shade can still evolve with time and wear. You can clean it with a soft cloth, and some warm, soapy water, to get its original brightness back.
I also recommend that you store your pendant in its box while you’re not wearing it, in a clean and dry place.
Warning: welo opals are “hydrophane”. Therefore, if they come into contact with water, they will absorb it, which can cause changes in the appearance of the opal: its base will lighten, become more transparent, and its colored lights will fade or disappear. . This effect may be reversed by letting the opal dry naturally (no hair dryer, heat or other), but it can take a few days to a few weeks. In some cases, the opal will have been destabilized too much and will not or only partially recover its original aspect. This is not systematic, but it is frequent enough that it is preferable to avoid contact with water.