Opal pendants are great as a gift or to spoil yourself with as each one is so unique in their own right. No other gemstone offers the variety, colour and shape as opals do.
Many of our verified sellers send large quantities of opal to Asian factories to make inexpensive opal pendants. To buy one in a retail shop that is handmade could cost 2-3 times our wholesale selling price. Opal Pendants direct from the factory means you are really buying at rock bottom prices.
As most opal is free form and not calibrated the cost to manufacture in the west is to expensive. Western jewellers can compete if the opal is a standard calibrated size and can set in a cast setting at a reasonable price. Boulder opals are one unique special type of opal and makes ideal pendants.
Boulder opal is found in Queensland over thousands square miles and each location has its own distinct type of boulder opal. The Opal fields of Koroit and Yowah have boulder opal with incredible patterns on ironstone that polishes really well and really sparkles.
We made a special category for these earthly styled opals as these pendants are perfect for gifts. Most of the pendants will have a hole drilled in them and affixed to a small bale or threaded necklace. Boulder opal pendants are also popular set in silver settings as most are freeform shapes and it is easy for a jeweller to make one off creations that go onto silver necklace.
The most expensive boulder goes into gold settings and these are handmade top end jewelry designs.
Tumbled or freeform boulder is also great in a wire wrapped pendant. These types of Pendats are very economical.
Black opal pendants are around the most expensive as demand is so strong for black opals. Most are set in 18 k gold settings with or without diamonds.
Most black opals in silver have inclusions so that the price is less expensive and dark opals do look good in silver.
Crystal opal pendants do give a fresh clean sea blue look for the trendy casual wear and crystal opals can comes from many opal fields including Australia, Mexico or Ethiopia.
Silver opal pendantsare one of our most popular categories and many buyers are amazed at the variety available. All shapes, size and types of opals that include crystal opal, dentritic, Ethiopian, Pink opal. The colours are simply amazing.
African opal pendants include the well-known Ethiopian Opal set into pendants but also Tanzanian and Prase opals from this African continent. Even South American opal pendants from Mexico and Honduras
The most economical type of opal pendants are made from opal doublets and triplet opals. An opal doublet has opal glued to a natural base and a triplet opal has a thin slice of opal with manmade top and bottom and these both make excellent opal pendants. The colours are very bright so they represent good buying value compared to solid opal that is now more expensive with less colour.
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