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GARNET + OPAL EARRINGS
This is a solid natural crystal opal from Coober Pedy. A natural garnet stone has been added to enhance the earring.
The workmanship and quality is excellent.
Weight of stone 1.70 cts app
Size of opal 5 x 3 mm app
Amount of silver used 1.79 gramms app
length of earring 21 mm app
Weight of stone and silver: 10.69 cts.
Our jewelery manafacturing is contracted out to one factory in asia where i supply both the silver and stones to be set.This gives me control of the quality of both the silver and stones.
Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet, discovered in the late 1990s in Bekily, Madagascar. It is also found in parts of theUnited States, Russia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Turkey. It changes color from blue-green in the daylight to purple in incandescent light, as a result of the relatively high amounts of vanadium (about 1 wt.% V2O3). Other varieties of color-changing garnets exist. In daylight, their color ranges from shades of green, beige, brown, gray, and blue, but in incandescent light, they appear a reddish or purplish/pink color. Because of their color-changing quality, this kind of garnet is often mistaken for Alexandrite.
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