Chiaroscuro Raw Opal Cameo Necklace-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Chiaroscuro Raw Opal Cameo Necklace-Hannah Blount Jewelry
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Chiaroscuro Raw Opal Cameo Necklace

A striking pendant made of raw fossilized wood Lightning Ridge opal and 18k gold appears dip-dyed in dark matter, evoking the chiaroscuro technique. A golden Lady sits upon the contrasting pendant like a Vermeer heroine peering out of an ornate canvas. 

5.9ct raw fossilized wood Lightning Ridge opal Cameo necklace. Available in oxidized sterling silver with 18k gold. Approximately 8x28mm. 18in chain with lobster clasp.


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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


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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