Hand carved and cast in 10k yellow gold
*chain sold separately
Welo Opal is distinguished by its bright colours, beautiful transparency and impresses with its shimmering play of colour which occurs in all colours of the rainbow – mainly in yellow, orange, blue, red and green. Some in the past have claimed that it is more fragile and prone to breaking than its Australian cousin, although today this assertion has been denied and even contradicted. The presence of hydrophane in Welo Opals means they can absorb up to eight percent of its own weight in water!
While all opals need a little more scare and consideration Welo opals are not unlike gremlins and you should not get them wet!! That being said if you do get them wet you will notice that they become transparent! Let them dry out away from direct sunlight and they will likely return to normal….however if you tend to wear yours in a chemical rich pool/ hot tub-over time it may start to effect the opal and cause it to yellow.
All this to say, we think they are definitely worth the little extra love and care they demand.
Pendant= 25mm x 11.2mm
Opal= 16mm x 8.6mm
*this pendant has a large size bail to accommodate heavy chains but still delicate enough to look stunning on a fine chain of 1mm
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