Many people are not aware that created Opals are actually preferred to natural opals for many jewelry applications. Natural Opal is not always well-suited to being used in jewelry since it's a relatively soft gemstone, is subject to chipping and breakage, requires regular care and maintenance, and has to be protected from sunlight and many chemicals and contaminants such as hair spray, perfumes and the like.
Condition: Brand New.
Item Weight: Approx. 1.2 grams for the set.
Key Dimensions: Each earring measures about 8mm in diameter (or about 1/3").
Metal Components: Solid 925 Sterling Silver; 100% lead and nickel free.
Stamp or Hallmark: 925.
Style or Setting: Hand set 4 point Hold Tight Crown Settings for pierced ears.
ABOUT THE GEMSTONES:
Gemstone Cut: Round, domed cabochon.
Gemstone Size: Approx. 8mm in diameter.
Gemstone Type: AAA Grade created Australian Fiery White Opal.
Weight (Gemstone): Each earring is approx. 1.60 carats; total for the set is approx. 3.2 carats.
About the Settings: The 4 point hold tight crown settings are a much heavier, higher quality than you see on so many other sterling silver stud earrings. There is a distinction between hold tight and snap tite settings (hold tight settings are better, heavier).
Additional Sizes: The round cabs are available in sizes from 4mm up to 8mm; other shapes, sizes and colors may also be available.
Gemstone Variations: The color, density, patterns and fire of the inclusions will vary from set to set.
Notes: Items in images may appear larger than actual size. The last photo shows the earrings on Kate, our new earring model.
Listing Reference: 8mmOW-HT925.