Stunning Alaskan Native crafted Cabochon Collection cut from Australian Boulder Opal to make this unique Jewelry Set.
Beautiful, one of a kind Native Alaskan made earrings and pendant – although the same stunning cabochon stones may be used, no two sets will ever be exactly the same – your assurance of a exclusive collectable.
Very distinctive brown, blue and black layered coloring! Cabochon total weight 144.76 ct, total earring weight 45.19ct. Size 32.02mm H X 15.17mm W X 5.26mm depth. total pendant weight 95.19ct. Size 71.13mm H X 12.17mm W X 7.75mm depth. Earrings set with sterling silver fish hook ear wires. Pendant has a 20 inch sterling silver snake chain.
Earring Pendant art set crafted by verified Alaskan Native Artist through the Silver Hand program, your assurance of authentic Native Art. Each set comes with Silver Hand tag bearing artist name, permit number and date created.
Additional gem information:
From www.wikipedia.com, opal is a form of silica with a water content that may range from 3 to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6 and 10%. Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl, and basalt. Boulder opal consists of concretions and fracture fillings in a dark siliceous ironstone matrix. It is found sporadically in western Queensland Australia, from Kynuna in the north, to Yowah and Koroit in the south.
STATE OF ALASKA SILVER HAND PROGRAM TRADEMARK
The Silver Hand seal is protected under State of Alaska trademark statute and regulation. The seal may only be used by individuals (other than Silver Hand permit holders) or organizations with Alaska State Council on the Arts’ explicit permission. Courtesy Alaska Council of the Arts http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca/native.htm