Bipin maple leaf with jelly opal
This sterling silver maple leaf pendant features a pretty embossed pattern that complements the luscious apricot Jelly opal. The irregular stone, also known as a nobby opal, adds visual interest and makes a statement of it's own. Includes a sterling chain.
Materials: Sterling silver (.925)
Stone: Jelly opal
Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 inches
Jelly opal is a variety of hyalite opal andowes its name to its “gelatinous” appearance. Its play of color is actually an effect from its microscopic inclusions, and it has a sheen that appears to follow a light source around. This Jelly opal is from Mexico and is also referred to as “water opal.” This gemstone occurs in fissures of many different kinds of rock (but most commonly sandstone, limonite, marl, rhyolite, or basalt) and is deposited at a fairly low temperature. The term opal is from the Latin term opalus, but is believed to originate from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone.”
Jelly opal has become very collectible since less and less is being found.