Ethiopian Opal Stud Earrings in Sterling silver.
The gemstone earrings are made with rose-cut (faceted top flat bottom) Opal cabochons that measure 4mm.
The gemstones are set in sterling silver settings and the earrings have butterfly scrolls for backs which are also sterling silver.
The Opals are natural gemstones, not lab created.
*Ethiopian Opals are natural gemstones that require some special care to maintain their internal fire & colourful flashes. Ethiopian Opals (unlike Australian Opals) are “hydrophane” - this means that they like to absorb moisture and when they do their appearance will change and they can lose their colour and turn brown. Ethiopian Opals can be dried out and their colour should return once dried, however this depends on how much moisture they absorbed. To maintain your Opal jewellery; pieces must be kept away from water and moisture, never swim, bathe or shower while wearing Opal jewellery and protect the Opals from dampness and moisture by always returning the jewellery to its Saturnalia box when not being worn.*
* The Opal cabochons measure 4mm
* The earrings are 12mm long including the posts
* The earrings will arrive in a Saturnalia jewellery box
* Handmade by me in my little work shop
Opal is the birthstone for October.