Mountainside Jewelry

Onda Necklace

$260.00

Delicate stone charm necklace.

One of the most beautiful of stones (classified as mineraloid, because it’s non-crystaline) opal’s beauty nevertheless arises from the litmus of colors it bears, each generated by its ability to diffract light. The name, according to some experts, refers to Ops, a wife of Saturn and a goddess of fertility in Greek mythology. Others argue that the name derives from the Latin opācus, from which English derived the word “opaque,” and which describes one of opal’s primary characteristics. In the Middle Ages, it was used as an amulet for good fortune because it was believed to contain the virtues of all other gems. In more recent times, opal has been used as a generator of creativity and inspiration.

Delicate Aquamarine charm necklace. The serenely colored aquamarine invokes the tranquility of its namesake, the sea. In fact, the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. They make fantastic gemstones for evening wear because they glitter and gleam even under muted light conditions. During the day or in bright light, they exhibit a soothing coolness. Aquamarines are found on most continents. Aquamarine is the March birthstone, but anyone can wear and delight in the optical qualities of this gemstone.Aquamarine is a fairly durable gemstone with a hardness of 7.5-8.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Each piece is one of a kind. Each piece is set in a handmade 18k gold open bezel.

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  • Length:  16” - 18" - 20"

 Details:

  • 14kt gold filled cable chain
  • 6 ~ 12 mm pendant
  • Spring Clasp
  • Made in the USA
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