Opal Emerald Bead Necklace
Brilliant and rare opals exhibit an incredible play of fiery color in this mesmerizing graduated necklace. The large beads total 437 dazzling carats, and each exhibits an extraordinary level of translucence and color. Each of the eye-catching gems is separated by elegant emerald beads totaling 68.80 carats, as well as onyx rondells. Diamonds totaling 1.85 carats are embedded in the necklace's clasp, and their glittering brilliance is the perfect complement to this fiery strand.
Opals are truly the stuff of legend. Revered for thousands of years by many cultures and once described by famous Roman author Pliny as combining the best possible characteristics of the most beautiful of gemstones, opals were relatively rare until the mid-19th century, when the first opal blocks were found in Australia.