Spectacularly gorgeous rainbow-hued 40 ct opal set in 14k gold and strung on an exquisite 18k gold chain with an unusual link. Throughout most of history, the opal has been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all the gems because it embodies all of the colors in the visible spectrum. In ancient Rome, the gem symbolized love and hope. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning. The ancient Greeks believed opals were the tears of Zeus and would impart them with the gift of prophecy and protect them from disease. And in Europe, the monarchs wore opals in crowns and necklaces as symbols of hope, purity, and truth.
Sizing + Info
This necklace is vintage.
The opal is a vintage brooch and has not been converted to a pendant due to concerns about cracking the large opal. It can hang from a chain or worn as a brooch.
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