Beautiful natural pink opal gemstones have been wrapped in sterling silver, then oxidized and polished. I added them to my hand made sterling ear wires and perfect circles of sterling silver that I cut and domed, then oxidized.
Total length is 1 1/4" (3.4 cm) including ear wire.
Opal is the birthstone of October. It is also the stone given to celebrate the 14th year of marriage.
Opal is most known for its ability to bring one's traits and characteristics to the surface for examination and transformation. Just as Opal absorbs and reflects light, it picks up thoughts and feelings, desires and buried emotions, amplifying them and returning them to the source. While magnifying one's negative attributes may prove to be uncomfortable, it allows for understanding how destructive these emotions can be and assists the process of letting them go. Opal also illuminates the positive actions and emotions of the self, enhancing the good and true, and fostering one's highest potential. It is a karmic stone with a reminder that what one sends out will return.