Many people are not aware that created Opal is actually preferred to natural opal for most jewelry items. Natural Opal is not particularly 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. That's why much of the jewelry made with natural Opal are actually created doublets and triplets (Opal mounted to a resin base and then clear-coated to protect it).
Earrings are brand new.
Made with Solid 14k White Gold.
Stamp or Hallmark: 14K (on the post).
Style or Setting: Ball stud post earrings for pierced ears.
ABOUT THE GEMSTONES:
Made with AAA Grade created Black Australian Opal.
Gemstone Size: Your choice of 4mm to 12mm in diameter.
Gemstone Cut: Half-drilled Round Ball.
NOTES & BUYER INFO:
About our Ball Stud Earrings: We use only half-drilled gemstones in our ball stud earrings. You are ensured of a much stronger mounting since the posts/pegs are set into (or inside) the stones.
Additional Sizes and Metals: Additional sizes are available from 4mm up to 12mm in diameter. All of the sizes are available on solid 14K White Gold, 14K Yellow Gold, 14/20 Gold Filled, and 925 Sterling Silver posts; please contact us via email and/or see our other items for those listings.
Notes: Items in images may appear larger than actual size. The friction back (butterfly clutch) design may vary depending on product availability.
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