Australian Boulder Opal Pendant Made To Order

$615.00

Shipping to United States: Free

Please note that the pendant in the photos is sold, and was built from Opal E. The photos are shown to give you an idea of what these pendants look like after I build them.


About this pendant:

•Built to order with your choice of Australian boulder opal
•Opals mined, cut, and sold by the cutter
•Mined in Queensland, Australia
•Choice of pendant alone or pendant with heavy-gauge sterling silver paperclip link chain
•Faceted or smooth texture on fine silver bezel
•Hand-built by me in my Vancouver, Canada home studio

The Opals:

A- 10.65 carats 21 x 13 x 5 mm green, blue, cream with orange pinpricks, glossy finish
B- 20.45 carats 36.6 x 12.7 x 5.2 mm, blue, green, yellow with ribbon pattern, glossy finish
C- 18.85 carats 30.5 x 11.6 x 7.1 mm green, blue, milky white, red pinpricks, glossy finish with natural surface inclusions
D- 27.25 carats 35 x 14 x 5 mm, chocolate brown with ribbons of vivid turquoise, orange, green, navy, glossy finish
E- 17.9 carats 32 x 15 x 5 mm, turquoise, baby blue, green with natural surface inclusions and a bit of a matte finish SOLD (shown in pendant photos with faceted texture bezel)


Choice of With or Without Chain:

You can choose to upgrade and have your pendant ship with a custom-made heavy gauge paper clip link chain, or without the chain. The chain is my heavy gauge paperclip style, which has substantial links that are 3.85 mm across (see reference photo), with my hand-sculpted hook and eye closure. The overall length of these chains (including hook and eye) is approximately 24 inches long. You can see an example of my lighter-gauge paper paperclip link chain here for reference, although this chain is a lighter gauge than the one I am offering with these pendants:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1489266492/sterling-silver-paper-clip-link-chain?click_key=330a44f0fe6569381e02c77d5c48cdd34863c10c%3A1489266492&click_sum=d2b89cd3&ga_search_query=Chain&ref=shop_items_search_2&sts=1

Other Custom Options:

Want your opal in ring, cuff, or bangle instead? Get in touch for options and pricing.

Want more photos/video of a specific opal? Just ask. Or, copy and paste this Instagram link to see a post showing a video of each opal in detail:

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4tcGRwy5D3/?igsh=MTFhbHQzdm1wajZ1MQ==

Want this in 14k/18k/22k yellow, white, or rose gold? Get in touch for pricing.

IMPORTANT: When purchasing from Specimental, please be aware of and in agreement with the Shop Policies- please read them here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Specimental?ref=seller-platform-mcnav#policies This section contains important information about production, shipping, sales taxes, and returns/exchanges. Have questions? Contact me through the shop, or at treloar [!at] telus.net

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at treloar@telus.net to discuss design possibilities.

Sizing details

If you are unsure of your ring size, the best way to be sized accurately is by visiting two commercial jewelers. Please ensure they size you using their thin sizing tools- not the wide band sizing tools, nor by having you try on rings from their display.

If any questions arise around being properly sized, I am always happy to help- contact me through the shop, or at treloar@telus.net

Gift wrapping and packaging

I don’t provide a gift wrapping service. Rings and earrings ship in jewelry boxes that are hot foil stamped with the Specimental logo.

If the person for whom you are purchasing the piece shares your address, please be aware of the following: International export law dictates that the detailed contents of packages, and their value, be clearly marked on the outside of the package. This means that if they see the package before you do, they can easily tell what they are being gifted with.

Need secrecy for this delivery? The very best option is to have your package held for you at your closest Fed Ex store- if you are unsure of its location, I'm happy to help.

What about repairs and upkeep of your new jewelry- how does Specimental provide ongoing customer support?

Our hands are busy objects, and any ring worn on a finger can become accidentally damaged. All rings need regular maintenance. Make sure you are buying your raw diamond ring from a jeweler with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure your stone stays put. Ask them about their warranty and their repair/upkeep policy. Look at how frequently they work with raw diamonds, and assess whether they have the technical experience to create a ring that will last your lifetime.
I stand behind each piece of jewellery I make. If something goes wrong with your ring, at any time- you slam your finger in a drawer and crush the band, you break a prong, you smash and crack your stone- you can count on me to support you with the repair.

Recycled Gold

My gold is all recycled- the metal plant I purchase it from has been in business for over 100 years. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment.

There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. There is also no difference as far as the karat of the metals go- 18k recycled gold is exactly the same in constitution as 18k newly mined gold. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.

Can Specimental reuse my old stones and recycle my gold?

I can use your heirloom stones in a new design. The stones must be pulled from their settings and checked for stability by a professional jeweler prior to shipping them to me. I cannot recycle your gold. I am not set up to smelt gold in the studio, so am not able to melt down your old gold pieces for you.

Rush Orders

My current production times are listed in my shop announcement. If you need something more quickly, please get in touch via the shop, or at treloar@telus.net

Depending upon my work and family schedule, I am happy to accommodate your rush orders. There is no additional charge for a rush order. However, please do get in touch prior to ordering to discuss your deadline with me.

Can I order a ring with a different stone, wider band, different texture, or in a different colour/karat of gold?

Yes! All of my pieces are completely hand fabricated in the studio by me, from raw materials. I am able to create any of my designs with any stone, in any composition. In short, you can have your ring absolutely any way you like it. Contact me through the shop, or via treloar@telus.net to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.

Why buy your raw diamond ring from Specimental?

A raw diamond is an exceptionally difficult stone to set properly. Their unique shape means that a custom setting needs to be fabricated for each and every stone. The way in which the setting is closed around the diamond must be approached in a very particular fashion.

I began setting these stones into my rings in 2009, when only a small handful of jewelers were working with this type of stone. As the appeal of raw diamonds has exploded, countless numbers of jewelers are now incorporating them into their designs. I have set thousands of raw diamonds into my pieces since then. Please check out my client feedback, as a testament to my workmanship and design skills: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Specimental?ref=hdr_shop_menu#reviews

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