Faceted Ethiopian Opal deep Amber color Hand knotted Candy Necklace
Amazing amber color with rich tones and lavender, red, green, orange-yellow, and blue color play, these faceted Ethiopian opals are hand-knotted to 18" long with light green thread and finished with a 14k gold fill clasp. The beads measure approximately 5 to 7mm in size.
The color play of opals always show best in sunlight.
Ethiopian opals are from the Welo province of northern Ethiopia.
Opal is a soft stone, approximately the same hardness as glass, so it is important to treat your opal carefully in order to avoid damaging it.
Special care information for Ethiopian Opals:
Ethiopian Opals (unlike Australian Opals) are "hydrophane", which means they like to absorb water. If the opals come in contact with water, they will absorb it like a sponge. If the opals are left in water and allowed to soak it up, they may lose their fire temporarily and turn yellow or brown. The fire and color should come back once the opals have fully dried, which can take a few minutes to weeks, depending on how much water they managed to absorb. They can permanently be stained if they come into contact with lotions, sunscreen, perfume, cologne, household cleansers. Ethiopian Opals are natural gemstones that require some special care to maintain their internal fire & colorful flashes A rule of thumb is to add your jewelry as the last item on and the first item off while dressing which will diminish environmental or accidental damage.
Key information to remember while caring for your opals:
1. Keep Your Ethiopian Opals Away from Water and Liquids
2. Do Not Expose Your Opals to Extreme Changes in Temperature.
3. Avoid Liquid Chemicals Around Your Ethiopian Opals.
4. Never Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner or a Steamer.
Information on knotted necklaces:
Just like hand-knotted pearls, it is recommended to restring your necklace every 1-3 years, depending on how frequently they are worn. It is normal for thread to stretch over time from the weight of the beads.
Purchasers outside of the US:
You are responsible for any customs, duties fees, or taxes that may be required upon receiving your item in your country. There will be tracking and insurance where applicable, although this is not available in every country. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged packages. I cannot alter a customs shipping label to show a lesser amount paid for the item. The average shipping time for international packages is 6-10 days, although it may take longer at this time due to the pandemic.
At this time I do not take any returns, exchanges, or requests for alterations after purchase.
My jewelry tags are 18k gold overlay stainless steel.
Your opals will come in a gift box and a care card will be included.
Standard shipping is included in the US with signature confirmation.
Shipping from United States
1 business day
Estimated shipping times
- United States : 3 - 5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.