This almost impossibly delicate necklace features a stunning milky-white opal teardrop that seems to float in the air. The 7/18" wide, 1/4" deep gemstone is held by the daintiest prong setting we have ever seen, made from carefully crafted 14 karat yellow gold. It hangs from a feather-light 16" chain in matching 14 karat gold. This piece gives a whole new meaning to the word "dainty."
Aili Jewelry is handmade in Brooklyn by artist Monica Ruzansky. "Aili" is a Gaelic word meaning "light," which is fitting, as Ruzansky also makes a living as a professional photographer, exploring the fascinating properties of light and shadow with her lens. With her jewelry line, the artist has found another way to perceive and manipulate light; her ethereal, barely-there 18 karat gold creations glimmer and sparkle, subtly reacting to and reflecting off the wearer. All of the metals in the Aili line are recycled and sourced from ethically responsible companies.
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