Merlinite Necklace - Dendritic Opal Necklace
Modern merlinite (or dendritic opal) necklace with sterling silver chain.
Merlinite is a stone comprised of white quartz and a mineral called psilomelane. Other sources call it dendritic opal, but this is a bit misleading, as there is no opal at all in merlinite. I include it as a tag because it is commonly called by that name.
I set the stone on a hand cut sterling silver backplate and decorated the piece with sterling silver granulations. I left the finish shiny, but if you would like it oxidized, please let me know. The chain is a fine sterling silver rolo chain, and the clasp is a lobster claw clasp. It measures 18" (46 cm) in length. The pendant itself is 1.5" (3.8 cm) long and 1" (2.5 cm) wide.
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