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*SOLD* Rainbows Necklace
This distinctive piece of Australian Boulder Opal floats within a hand forged silver circle and hangs from three strands of dark rust brown Greek leather, known for itís smooth finish, consistent color and extra soft & supple texture from the very first time itís worn. The leather echoes the lovely deep brown tones within the Opal. The crimps at the ends and the lobster clasp are all sterling silver.
Opal has been treasured from the beginning of civilization to the present day, and will be forever into the future. The word comes from various roots: Sanskrit 'Upala' (precious stone), Greek 'Opallios' (to observe color change) and Latin 'Opalus' (seeing jewel). The Australian Aborigines have understood the opal's unique energy and beauty since the Dreaming times. They bestowed the name of 'Rainbow Serpent' upon this remarkable gem and described its creation: "The Creator took the colors of the rainbow, and put them into stone to make opal". Opal was discovered in Australia at Lightning Ridge in the late 1880s and the first shaft was dug in 1901 or 1902. Today it is the national stone of the country and Australia supplies 95% of the world market. Opal carries both the sun and the moon's energy and can be used to help open up our mystical side. It gives us an understanding of our Higher Power while encouraging intuition and insight. The Cherokee consider Opal as one of the seven sacred stones. It is a powerful amulet for persons born under the astrological sign of Libra. Opal increases clairvoyant powers, balances the psyche, sharpens the memory, attract good fortune, and gives healing power to the wearer. Opal is ruled by the Moon, and is sacred to all lunar deities
Silver can be used as a mirror to the soul and help you see yourself from the outside without judgement. It is used often with gemstones because itís able to both attract and retain those qualities that are emitted by the stone and provides a steadying influence for the jewel.
What a great piece of earth's beauty! Length--16 1/2 inches with a 2 inch drop on the pendant. A 2 inch extender chain for added length can be added below.