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Purple Opal Cracked but not Broken, House of Libra collection, Opal Doublet and Sterling Silver Art Nouveau détresse style

Sale price $239.99 Regular price $300.00


"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in" is a line from Leonard Cohen.

This item was made with 100% recycled silver.  The base was melted and rolled by yours truly. The lost wax-cast components of my design were made in a small casting house with all recycled materials as well.  I purposely encouraged and shaped the silver to crack and allow the light in.  I rolled the silver to 20g thickness.  I started calling it "détresse style" in my head because everything sounds better in French.

Materials:  Opal (lab-created) doublet and Sterling Silver (100" recycled Sterling)

Measurements: 1 1/4" tall by 7/8" wide.  18" sterling chain with a 4" extender, is the default unless otherwise noted.  I am happy to adjust the chain up to 22" at no additional charge.)

I made a batch of Opal doublets.  They are made with a mix of hydroquartz and faceted Austrian crystals.  I left the Opals unbacked, so the polished inside of the settings allows the inner fire to reflect and showcase their wide array of colors.  Each one is slightly different, even though I cut all the Opal at the same time. The variety is from the year-long process that these cultured lab-created Opal.  I tried my best to show all the colors, but they will surprise you in a good way in person.