Opal - Lucy Shaker Necklace
~Ethiopian opal (photographed in different lighting.)
~9mm lobster clasp.
~Measures 14 3/4”.
~1 1/2” extension that allows you to adjust the length of the necklace.
~Little gem embellishment stone on the end of the extension chain.
A little about my Ethiopian opal..
This piece is created with a particular kind of opal called Hydrophane Opals. All opals contain water, some up to 20%. In Hydrophane Opals, the amount of water fluctuates based on things like humidity, weather, chemicals, and contact with water. When an opal's water contents change, so can the opal's color. (It's a modern-day mood ring!)
To avoid color change:
- Don't fully submerge your opal in water.
-Avoid exposing opals to extreme weather and extreme light + dark.
- Store opal jewelry in a sealed container.
-Do not use chemical cleaners and take opals off before applying makeup or hair products.
- I don't recommend this piece for everyday wear. Instead, reach for it when you want to sparkle up an especially dull day.
Remember, color change isn't necessarily a bad thing. It can make your pieces look even more enjoyable. If you have specific questions contact me here.