This amazing dendrite opal cabochon is set in a fine silver bezel and suspended with Argentium Sterling Silver from a Sterling Silver 'branch'. Each of these stones is completely unique. The detailed patterns are formed by iron, manganese or other metalic oxides and resemble ferns, trees and mosses. The opal measures 3.5cm x 1.8cm and is on an 18" black waxed cotton necklet to bring out the details of the opal and finished off with a Sterling Silver clasp
Dendrite Opal Pendant
Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver and is very resistant to tarnish. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 92.5% copper which is stronger than fine silver but tarnishes easily. Argentium sterling silver has some of it's copper content replaced with Germanium making it considerably more tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver and just as strong.