Gorgeous Koroit Boulder Opal with Apatite and Andesine Gemstone Beads


$495.00

Shipping to United States: Free
  • Details
    This is a high quality, Australian Boulder Opal from the Koroit mining fields, featuring mostly blue, teal and green play of color with pops of red/copper.
    The beads are Apatite and Andesine.

    I will make this necklace any length you want, up to 25 inches at no extra cost, (choose your length from the drop down menu). The lobster clasp and extender chain are 14K gold-filled, but if you prefer sterling silver, message me.

    All of my centerpieces and gem beads are natural earth-mined stones.

    The settings are made of tiny, glass seed beads, which are hand-stitched, one bead to the next, with a fine beading needle, using a heavy 6 lb test-strength, spun, braided, nylon beading thread. There are multiple plies of this thread in every bead! I start making a netting to form the back side of the bezel, and then, while holding the stone in place, I stitch one bead at a time around the perimeter of the cabochon, slowly building the beaded bezel, tailor fitted to each unique gemstone, until it is encased. My beadwork is NOT attached to the stone (no glue), just surrounding it, like a well fitted basket.

    The straps are strung on cable, which is made of 21-49 strands of stainless steel microwire, coated with nylon to protect it from abrasion, rated at a 10 lb test strength.

    When you look at these, bear in mind, I am NOT a photographer. I guarantee this is prettier in person!! (Everyone tells me so! :D) I took these pics in natural daylight.

    Convo me with any questions.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-3 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

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

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.