Boulder Opal and Iolite La Valier Necklace on Tanzanite and Pink Spinel Beads

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Impressive 11mm x 9mm bright flawless iolite and intense multicolor 17mm x 10mm boulder opal make up this 30mm x 11mm long pendant. You may not know this, but large flawless iolite is so hard to find right now, and that is why no one is talking about iolite! They became so hard to get that all talk of them has vanished! It is like what happened to alexandrite, the original June birthstone. Did you know that in the 1920s, and 1930s you could buy alexandrite at the local jewelers as if it were amethyst today. Then it became mined out and the price rose so high that no one even talked about it because only the super rich could afford it (once in a while, like every 76 years they find a little alexandrite while mining for emeralds-but I digress.) Well this "all mined out" is what I've noticed with iolite. Luckily, I bought a large parcel so I can still bring bring you beautiful iolites. I'm a great gemstone hunter. Then, because I've bought more than little old me can use fast enough, I still have them when every dealer says, "Iolite? Ha, who has good iolite?!" Well I do right here in this piece! The bezels of this piece are 22k gold, the under bezels are 14k gold. It is all hand formed and fabricated. The beads are juicy, impossible to find tanzanite beads that I hoarded for myself since the early 90s. The icing on the cake are the equally highly prized hot pink spinel accents in the stringing. These are some of the last hot pink spinels that I have. The length is 19.5". It is strung on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch, or fray like silk. You will love the classical, timeless feminine design.

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