We include at no extra charge an expansion band and a timepiece with battery (none of which are sterling silver nor Native American made).
Paula says - "You are buying two watch tips. The term Watch Tips refers to the two Native American made decorative panels that connect the timepiece to the expansion band. Neither the timepiece nor the expansion band are sterling silver nor Native American made . They are included with the tips as a convenience so you can use the watch right away. They can be replaced if you so choose."
Opal inlaid tips are 1 1/4" x 1/2".
Opal is a naturally blue stone with interior fracturing of light which results in a play of color. Opal is October's birthstone and is believed to make the wearer less self-conscious, thereby encouraging spontaneous action and awakening one's psyche.
(also known as precious opal) contains between 3-10% water but can be as high as 20% and this can make the stones less stable.
is considered a true synthetic or created opal – produced in controlled laboratory conditions and with the same chemical composition as natural opal but with a very low moisture content making it more durable. Lab opal has much fracturing of light and brilliant colors including blue, pink, purple, red and green. Most opal used in Native American jewelry is lab opal.
(artificial or simulated opal) is different chemically from natural and lab opal. It is made up of 80% silica and 20% resin and is an economical option to both precious and lab opal.