For those that aren't aware of it, created Opal gemstones are actually preferred to natural opal in many jewelry items and designs. Natural Opal is not particularly well-suited to being used in jewelry since it's a relatively soft gemstone, breaks easily, requires ongoing care and maintenance, and has to be protected from heat, sunlight and many chemicals.
Condition: Brand New.
Item Weight: Approx. 0.8 grams for the set.
Key Dimensions: Each earring measures about 6mm in diameter (or about 1/4").
Metal Components: Solid 925 Sterling Silver.
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. 6mm in diameter.
Gemstone Type: Synthetic Pacific Blue Fire Opal.
Weight (Gemstone): Each earring is approx. 0.65 carats; total for the set is approx. 1.30 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 3mm 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.
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