Northern Lights Aura Opal Pendant with Turquoise
This amazing, almost holographic-like rainbow stone is a man-made opal called Northern Lights Aura Opal. It is part of a family of relatively new cultured, man-made opals that is far more beautiful than real opals, in my opinion. Other varieties are monarch opal, aura opal, mermaid opal, etc. The colors in this stone change as the light hits, and truly resembles the Aurora Borealis. It's hard to capture the movement on camera, but it is incredible!
It is set on two layers of sterling silver sheet. and in a smooth sterling silver bezel. The piece is adorned with a tiny oval turquoise cabochon and two tiny stamped heart cut outs. It is then oxidized in liver of sulphur and buffed to bring out highlights. Pendant measures 1 3/4" tall and 1" wide. Strung from a long 25" sterling silver ball chain.