Posted 2 years ago
I'm not a jeweller, halas...
So, this is really not a professional mounting! :-D
I ordered an oval 925 silver mount only convenient for the opal length.
The side gaps were filled with polymer clay, leaving open back, opal was pressed in, then I "dressed" the sides with spare little diamonds embeded in the clay. I removed all exceeding clay and carefully removed the opal before baking in oven at 110°C for 15 minutes.
Once cold, the opal was replaced and secured with superglue applied with a toothpick at back.
An antique paste removable spare bail from my "in case of" box was added and the hugie is now hanging from a rubber necklace at my neck :-)