Iris Raw Opal Cameo Necklace with Barnacles-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Iris Raw Opal Cameo Necklace with Barnacles-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Iris Raw Opal Cameo Necklace with Barnacles-Hannah Blount Jewelry
One of a Kind

Iris Raw Opal Cameo Necklace with Barnacles

A kaleidoscopic and raw, fossilized Lightning Ridge opal pulses with vibrant hues that evoke the mystical point where the end of a rainbow delves into the sea. Only the ancient Greek goddess Iris—a messenger of the gods—could bridge these kind of mythical spaces, including the worlds of humans and Olympians. A necklace of dualities, this handmade, one-of-a-kind opal piece combines the Cameo collection's eerie Ladies with Ruthie B.'s ornate barnacle details.  

11.55ct Lightning Ridge opal Cameo necklace with barnacles. Available in bright sterling silver with 18k gold. Approximately 12x37mm. 32in infinity chain with egg motif details.

$1,980.00

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About the gemstone

Opals are a pseudomorph: they are able to fill in and substitute for another material and form as fossils. In the right conditions, a raw opal specimen is formed in a cavity left by a piece of wood buried in sand or clay. The opal forms a fossil replica of the original object that was buried.
MOHs Hardness: 5.5-6.5
Origins: Lightning Ridge, NSW Australia
Care: All opals are fragile like glass: be extra careful to avoid abrasive surfaces, and avoid knocking your opal against hard surfaces. Extreme temperature shifts can cause cracks. To keep your opal clean, use warm water with mild soap and a soft toothbrush or cloth. Do not use a steam cleaner or ultrasonic cleaner.
Healing Properties: Precious opals that contain play-of-color are known to stimulate the emotional body and are considered an amplifier stone
Birthstone: October 
Anniversary: 14th

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The Story of Cameo

The hand-carved, formidable female faces of the Cameo collection aim to empower women with meditative and eerie adornments. Each Lady is a love letter to art nouveau and a symbol of the soft power, strength, femininity, and perseverance found in all who identify as a woman. These contemporary Cameos are often paired with repurposed diamonds, baroque pearls, naturalistic gemstones, bright silver, and 18k gold. Eerie yet elegant, tranquil, and enlightened: the Cameo collection offers talisman of empowerment and connection to herstories yet to be written. Shop the full Cameo Collection

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