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African Opal Necklace, Red Garnet Gemstone Sterling Handmade Jewelry

Item Description

Earthy white African opal combined with glowing red garnet creates a beautiful handmade necklace you will want to wear time and time again.  Due to its neutral color, the gemstone necklace can be worn dress up or dress down and is named SIMPLE PLEASURES. The seven eye catching white African opal gemstones at the front of the necklace have a background of creamy beige.  Swirling veins of brick red, green, darker brown and black run through the polished beads, each one different from the other. A few have translucent areas and one even has small druzy inclusions. The shape of the African opal is a four sided oval, the sides catching and reflecting the light as the necklace is worn. Like all opals, white African opal is a form of hydrated amorphous silica; however it does not exhibit the play of color seen in precious opal. The unique gemstones are capped on each side with sterling silver daisy spacers.
Between each white African opal oval are round rich red garnet rounds and small sterling silver beads.  To add amazing texture to the necklace design, red garnet pebbles finish the back of the necklace, each grouping separated by a small sterling beads.  A lovely sterling silver hook clasp set finishes the necklace perfectly. Carefully designed by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the SIMPLE PLEASURES handmade necklace was created for the woman who loves unique artisan jewelry.  

  • White African opal ovals:  app 32 mm x 10 mm
  • Red garnet rounds: app. 5 mm
  • Red garnet pebbles:  on average, app. 6 mm x 4 mm - some a bit larger, some a bit smaller
  • Metal:  sterling silver
  • Clasp:  sterling silver hook clasp
  • Length:  app. 18.25” / 46.4 cm


***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the African opal and red garnet used to create the SIMPLE PlEASURES gemstone necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 3 for a size comparison with a quarter.

African Opal is said to bring mental and emotional balance and to amplify positive emotions.  Red Garnet is worn to bring peaceful energy and symbolizes faith, courage, truth and compassion.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.


The SIMPLE PLEASURES African opal and red garnet artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
***  Photos of my jewelry are taken outside in natural light.  The colors of the items used to create the jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own computer’s monitor.  Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.




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