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This elegant pendant features a stunning blue and green opal, surrounded by a halo of diamonds, and all set in white gold. It was created as a custom order for a client from Bellevue, WA, who purchased the stone in Australia and wanted us to design a beautiful pendant around it that he could give to his wife to mark their 10th anniversary. We collaborated with him both online and in person to ensure the piece we produced was exactly what he had in mind.
The opal that anchors this pendant exhibits wonderful blue and green fire, and the way the colors swirl together within the stone give it an almost mystical quality. Its shape is slightly irregular, and that only helps reinforce the organic nature of the stone’s interior designs.
Opals have long been used to represent passion, faithfulness, loyalty, and warmth, among other things. They come in a variety colors, and they are most often paired with diamonds, as their sparkling white color helps enhance the opal’s beauty.
For just that reason, we surrounded the opal in the pendant with a halo of bright cut set round diamonds. The halo follows the contours of the stone, which means that it’s a slightly irregular shape as well. But this works well with the fluid nature of the design, and the diamonds contribute an additional layer of meaning, as they are commonly associated with love, unparalleled beauty, and passion.
The diamonds in the halo are also echoed by another diamond higher up, a bezel-set princess cut stone. It sits at the point where the two parts of the chain and the link rising up from the pendant converge, and its squared shape is a beautiful counterbalance to the asymmetrical opal.
Specialty Cut Gemstones
There are several ways to go about creating a custom piece of jewelry, and starting with a specialty cut gemstone is one good option. We will help you in sourcing and selecting a stone to get you started; our experts are up to the task. We’ll find you a unique stone to match your specifications, and then we’ll build a design around it that lets its true beauty really shine through. Design Your Own Jewelry
Includes: Bezel, Bright Cut, Gemstones, Diamonds, Halo, Polished, White Gold, Color Gemstone,
Joseph Jewelry did a nice job setting a black opal I purchased in Australia. They designed a pendant with diamonds for my tenth anniversary gift. Thank you!
14k White Gold Pendant
Opal - 10mm X 6.1mm
1 Princess Cut Diamond - .10 ctw
29 Diamonds - .14 ctw
Clarity: VS2 - Color: F-G