This opal looks like it could actually be a little glob of jelly or the world's fanciest jellybean. The opal grew inside some marshmallow-colored rock, so that's here too. Set on a simple shiny band, you'll have to remind yourself not to eat it.
Size US 7
sterling silver, fine silver, Mexican canterra opal
Opal is a very interesting stone. It's formed when silica gel finds its way into crevices within a larger rock. As the water in the gel evaporates, silica left behind in the form of tiny spheres. Overtime, those spheres crystallize to form opal. Mexican opals that are cut and polished along with the rock they grew within are referred to as canterra opals. The transparency of the opal allows the rock's texture to show through.
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