Aquamarine, Ethiopian Opal and Australian Opal Earrings in Sterling Silver and 14k Gold
One of a kind multiple flashy gemstone combination featuring Aquamarine, Ethiopian Opal and Australian Opal doublets. These earrings are about 1 1/4" long by 1/2" wide. The faceted aquamarine and the Australian opal are both set in sterling silver and the Ethiopian opal has a 14k gold bezel. The posts are 14k gold and the earrings come with large sterling silver ear nuts for comfort.
Opals begin as a mixture of silicon dioxide and water. When fresh water (from rain or streams) runs down over sandstone, it picks up silica from the sandstone. This silica and water solution finds its way into cracks and crevices. When the water eventually evaporates, only the silica is left and an opal is created. The process, although seemingly simple, takes millions of years to create one opal. Opals are all one of a kind and each captures their own beauty. Opals are about 5-6 on the Moh's scale of hardness which is about the same hardness as glass. Care should be taken so they are not scratched by accident. To protect their beauty, they should not be stored in direct sunlight and should also be removed when showering because they can be affected by soaps, detergents and other chemicals. Never put opals in an ultrasonic cleaner!
Aquamarine is a light blue variety of the mineral Beryl. The name comes from the Latin word for seawater and is thought to calm waves. It is the birthstone for March. It was thought to enhance the happiness of marriage.
These earrings will arrive in a beautiful gift box with a free polishing cloth. Like all my jewelry, they come with a lifetime warranty. If they ever need a repair, just send them to me and I will fix them and return them to you at no cost. Gift wrapping is also available free of charge, just convo me if you would like them wrapped.
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