The inspiration for this designed piece came from an antique lariat, a delicate necklace that has a long tassel as its centerpiece. Antique lariats date all back to the turn of the century, the Victorian time period, and like lavaliers were often given as engagement gifts from a man to a woman.
This lariat features an Ethiopian opal, otherwise known as Welo opal named after the mine from which it came from. If you’ve never worn an opal against your skin, you should know that they have a special sensuality- they’re smooth and soft and have a velvet luxury about them. This particular Opal was… Read the full article on marketsquarejewelers.com