Peruvian Opal Earrings, Gold and Silver Stone Earrings, Blue Stone Dangle Earrings
One of a kind Peruvian Opals set in sterling silver bezels and accented with 14k gold balls and rings. These stones look just like an undersea scene, complete with ocean water and sand! These are completely natural stones and measure 22mm long by 10mm wide. The gold balls are solid and measure 2mm in diameter.
Peruvian Opalized Wood is a rare stone that is only found in the Andes mountains near San Patricio. The colors are reminiscent of a Caribbean ocean and commonly has dendrites that add to its "picture" quality. It is the national stone of Peru. It is about 5.5 to 6.5 on the Moh's scale of hardness so care must be taken not to scratch the stone although with normal wear, it will be fine.
Opals begin as a mixture of silicon dioxide and water. When fresh water (from rain or streams) runs down over sandstone, it picks up trace amounts of silica from the sandstone. This silica and water solution sometimes finds its way into cracks and crevices. When the water evaporates, the silica is remains. If the conditions are just right, an opal is created. The process, although seemingly simple, takes millions of years to create one opal!
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 repair them and send them back to you at no charge.
Free domestic shipping! Gift wrapping is available at no charge, just convo me if you would like them wrapped.