Australian Opal Spheres Handknotted Candy Necklace
Neutral opal beads with color play banding look like planets! A classy and modern twist on the pearl necklace, you'll love wearing these opal beads from Mintabie, Australia.
This necklace is 16" long, hand-knotted with lavender silk, and finished with a 14k gold clasp. The stones are approximately 7-8mm size.
The Mintabie mine is unfortunately now closed. I absolutely love the neutral color with the pops of color play. There is color play in here that is hard to capture with a camera. Beautiful color banding and some have glittering flashes all around. There is less and less material coming out of the mines now and with 2 of them being closed in the last year, it is becoming increasingly hard to procure quality, finely cut Australian opals. With spheres like these, 80% of the stone is lost in the cutting process. These are one of a kind opals that you'll love!
Your necklace will ship in a gift box. Shipping is complimentary in the US.