Behold, a planet made of opal! The stone is a cantera opal, which is a pocket of opal trapped inside rhyolite. This stone flashes different colors depending on the angle of the light; blues, greens, and purples are all visible within. The ring is a kinetic piece- it can be spun in orbit around the opal planet! My marker's mark (BLJ) has been stamped onto the backside of the pendant. The ring has been oxidized, a process which creates the blackened or antiqued appearance on silver; the rest of the silver has been polished to a high shine. The pendant measures 0.75" tall and 0.75" wide. All metal used in this piece is sterling silver.
Want to add a sterling silver chain? You can find that option here: https://blaqklacejewelry.com/products/sterling-silver-chain
There are 2 Planetary Pendants in this collection. This one is round and the other is oval. Both can be seen in the video.
* The stone has a little wiggle to it inside the bezel. It does not affect the pendant structurally, as the stone is able to spin but unable to pop out.
This item is already made, and will be shipped 3-5 business days after the payment is processed. Shipping options will be available to choose upon check-out.
A few notes on caring for oxidized sterling silver: oxidized patina on sterling silver isn't particularly durable to long-term exposure to water (like bathing or swimming) or a lot of scrubbing, as friction is the way to polish silver to shine. Constant exposure to tasks such as hand washing, bathing, swimming, washing dishes, etc., will slowly wear away the oxidized patina leaving a shiny silver finish. Cleaning sterling silver can also remove oxidized patina applied to the piece, so use caution when cleaning if there is desired oxidized patina.
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𝑨𝒔 𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘:
𝑺𝒚𝒎𝒃𝒐𝒍𝒔: planets, stars, moons, meteorites
𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒓 𝒑𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆: grey, black, white, iridescent
𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔: moonstone, grey obsidian, cantera opal, grey moonstone, galaxy aventurine, raw-faced silicon, Ethiopian opal, rock quartz, and aura agate
𝑴𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒔: sterling silver, bronze