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Orthoceras ("straight horn") is a genus of a now-extinct nautiloid cephalopod -- a once living, shell like organism. Each stone is polished to better reveal their lovely black and grey and off-white hues, and the vertebrae structure is clear as shown in the photos.
This set is predrilled (front to back) and ready for stringing into a matched necklace/earring set, or for use separately. The largest stone is approx. 39 x 24 mm., with an approx. 2 mm. hole. The two smaller ones are slightly different in size -- the smallest at approx. 34 x 14 mm., the larger at approx. 40 x 15 mm. The hole in this latter pendant (40 x 15 mm. one) is slightly chipped. Each of the smaller pendants has an approx. 1 mm. hole.

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opal manufactured whiteAs a reward for ONE lucky subscriber to this newsletter, we're doing a first-come first-served 50% OFF deal on ONE of your choice of the opal offerings from the Etsy shop. You'll have to send me a request through Etsy (they call it a 'convo' message) or contact me through the main web site –   -- if you're the winner I'll send you a special coupon code. This special will end on MAY 20, 2013, so if you're interested, ACT NOW!

In keeping with this offering, our bead of the week is this exquisite bead/pendant set of manufactured opal. Distinctive and one of a kind, you'll likely not find treasures like this at this price anywhere else. And if you're not a beader or jewelry designer and would like to look into commissioning custom work incorporating these, let us know!

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