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A necklace constructed from the fascinating dendritic black opal.

This variety of opal is named for its small inclusions resembling moss or ferns, created from iron, manganese, and other metallic oxides that harden within the stone. These metals provide both the color and design of the stone.

The body of these beads are off-white with a milky sheen. Instead of the flashy play-of-color seen in other opals, these beads display moody, web-like inclusions in black, gray, and brown shades. Whether you see mystery or whimsy, they are absolutely beautiful.

I've carefully hand-knotted these beads with soft gray silk to optimize their beauty, to secure the necklace if it should ever break, and to protect these relatively soft stones from rubbing against each other (this is the same reason pearls are often knotted).



  • Black Dendritic Opals: 8.5 mm round
  • Length: 16 - 20 inches (4 inches of sterling extension chain)

Dendritic Black Opal Necklace Hand-knotted on Soft Gray Silk

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  • Items are shipped First Class via the US Post Office within one day of receiving payment.


    I know how difficult it can be to tell what an item is like without touching it and seeing it in person. I want to make sure you are happy with what you receive and will gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations. Contact me within two days of delivery if you are not satisfied with your purchase. When I receive the item back, I'll refund the full amount (minus your return shipping costs) or discuss an exchange.


    Please request a cancellation of your order within three hours of purchase.


    Unfortunately, I will be unable to accept returns of custom or personalized items.

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