Sterling Silver Stud Earrings with 14K Gold Prong set 6mm Ethiopian Opals
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These very attractive, genuine Ethiopian Opal sterling silver and gold stud earrings are all handmade. The opals are solid rather than a doublet or triplet and measure approximately 6mm across (0.23 inch). It is a cabochon cut set into a sturdy 3 claw 14k gold setting. The opals are completely untreated and natural.
I begin by creating custom settings for each opal, then add 14K round gold wire to act as prongs. Before setting the stones I hammer textured the portion of the partial bezel which faces the same direction as the stone and treated the sterling with a patina of Liver of Sulfur to give it a darker contrast with the gold prongs.
The opals I source display plenty of color play with green flashes showing as you move them through the light. As with any opal the color shown varies with the light, and the background, which is part of their fascination in my view.
Did you know opals are October's birthstone? It is associated with confidence, loyalty, and happiness. They are often also perceived to be stones associated with healing.
Includes two sterling medium weight ear nuts.
These earrings are shipped to you mounted in a gift box.
If you like this design but would like a different size, stone, or metal please contact me and I would be happy to work with you to create exactly what you want.
Note for customers outside the United States
Recently there have been shipping delays for international orders. If at checkout you choose First Class International Package Service it may take up to 2 months for you to receive your order. The other international shipping options do not seem to be as delayed.
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Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.