This is a beautiful genuine Australian opal pendant with sterling silver base and 18k gold setting. The opal comes from Lightning Ridge and it displays mainly flashes of green but some blues and magentas as well. It has been cut with contours to follow the opal and color flashes. There are small areas of the host rock (whitish color) on top.
Opals like this are rare. It is large and relatively thick (see side view photos) and has really nice confetti like flash of color. I have seen much smaller opals like this selling for $100-$150/ct. This pendant is an absolute steal at this price.
I would call this a larger pendant and it is approximately 1 1/2” wide (at the bottom) and 1 1/2” tall (without the bale). See photo with older U.S. dime for size/scale.
Chain and coins shown in photos not included with item. It is pictured with an oxidized or antiqued silver chain which goes well with the oxidized finish on the pendant back plate. I think it looks great with this chain but gold chains would also look nice picking up the gold from the bezel setting.
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