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"Cloche" / Kingman turquoise & opal sterling silver pendant/necklace (one-of-a-kind)

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  • One of a kind piece (there's only one like it in the entire world!)
  • A story unfolded: This piece contains an arch and stone that freely moves for those who like to fidget with their jewelry while in deep contemplation. The light (represented by the opal) sets above all living (represented by the cast succulent arch), a reminder that tomorrow it will rise again and bring forth new light. Life is like a balancing act sometimes—the turquoise represents life in movement. Hope is what holds it all together when things get difficult. Strong and true, faith is the binding agent for hope. Every person has a soul, and it moves with you throughout life's trials and triumphs. Look for the light that can shine over and through you.
  • Approx. pendant dimensions: stone setting (including top loops): 5/8" x 2"
  • Highly-polished solid sterling silver with and 18" sterling silver chain (and lobster clasp, with handmade components). The turquoise hangs freely from a heat-pinned bar that goes through the live-cast succulent arch. Although simple and minimal when worn, this piece took a lot of skill and love to create.
  • Sterling cultured opal stone—Sterling opal is a cultured opal made in Arizona. Although Sterling is a cultured opal, it is made in a lab using silica nano and mono particles (the same way a natural, mined opal is made in the earth). Under a microscope, GIA confirms that Sterling opal has the same characteristics and composition to natural opal, making it a true, GIA certified synthetic opal. No colorants are used in the stone—the process itself is a natural process and the color you see in the stone is from light refraction (not dye). Developed by the inventor of the Zachary treatment (a stabilization method for natural turquoise) and the owner of the Sleeping Beauty mine, Sterling opals have been in the making for many years. The process of growing the opals is lengthy! Knot & Splice is truly honored to be using these high-quality webbed lab opals in our works as American-mined opals are extremely rare (very expensive) and often brittle when available. 
  • Fascinating polished Kingman turquoise nugget style bead with rare dendrite inclusions. Kingman is a turquoise mine located in Arizona, USA. Larger American mined turquoise beads like this are getting so hard to find!
  • live-cast sterling silver succulent arch and hand-fabricated pendant made with traditional metal smithing techniques. The turquoise stone is "pinned" within the pendant so that that it can move freely.
  • the back of the pendant is hallmarked for sterling silver ".925"; signed "NM" (signature for Nicole Melton)
  • handmade in the Midwest USA by Nicole Jo Melton
  • Care: Please see care instructions on the FAQ/Policies page.
  • Ready-to-ship: This item is completely one-of-a-kind. You are purchasing the pictured item (pendant with chain). Your pendant will be carefully packaged on a leather holder and carefully wrapped inside a Knot & Splice gilded gift box. Please see current processing times for both made-to-order and ready-to-ship items on our FAQ/Policies page.


Please note: While every effort is made to photograph the items to be an accurate representation, photography and computer monitors have limitations and differences. Colors and brightness may vary on different devices. I believe these pieces look so much prettier in person when held in the hand and admired by the eye (I've also been told this many times by Knot & Splice customers). I hope you're delighted when you receive your special piece in the mail.