A beautifully hand made tiny real Opal Birthstone necklace. Made using a 45cm sterling silver or 14 carat gold plated chain. (including gemstones)
The real Opal necklace makes a perfect original gift for Christenings, and special October birthdays.
Available on a 14 carat gold plated 45 cm necklace chain or solid sterling silver chain. You can also select a bespoke length of your choice if you need.
Traditionally, the opal is considered to be the birthstone for October. It is believed to bring luck, health and love to its wearer.
Packaged in a gift box this necklace can be sent with a message directly to your gift recipient.
Caring for your Opal jewellery -
Opals are "hydrophane", which makes them thirsty for water. If the opals come in contact with water, they will absorb it like a sponge. If the opals are left in water and allowed to soak it up, they may lose their fire temporarily and turn yellow or brown. But don't worry, the fire and colour will come back once the opals have fully dried, which can take a few minutes to weeks, depending on how much water they managed to absorb.
Opals are sometimes referred to as "living gems" due to their ability to soak up liquids. They can handle gradual temperature changes well. So when drying an opal that has managed to soak up water and lose its fire, let it dry naturally. Do not try to speed up the process by placing the opals under a hot light or hair dryer.
Because of the opal's "thirstiness", liquids like perfumes, soaps and cleaning products can stains your opals and change their colour. If that happens, try washing them with warm water and wiping with a soft cloth before allowing them to dry on their own.
I know that this all seems like a lot of work and it may be easier to just buy jewellery featuring a tougher gemstone, but they are just so mesmersingly beautiful its hard to resist!