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Kat & Ana | Sterling Silver

Kat & Ana | Sterling Silver

Regular price $295.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $295.00 USD
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Meet Kat & Ana,

Our Sterling Silver Ethiopian Opal Dangle Earrings

 

The Stones: Ethiopian Opal, solid

  • origin: Ethiopia, Africa
  • brightness of color: 2 of 5
  • five total opals on each earring, including:
  • one faceted pear shape, 7.3mm x 5.12mm average
  • three East-West set faceted oval cuts, 4.13mm x 6.16mm average
  • one North-South set faceted oval cut, 7.13mm x 5.14mm average

The Settings: Push-Back Dangle Earrings

  • .925 sterling silver, solid
  • approximate earring length: 1.5 inches
  • friction push-back posts
  • metal polished around stones to look like stones

 

More About Kat & Ana:

Clean, simple opal dangle earrings set in sterling silver.  Warm, orange body color that displays blue and red colors in direct light.  The stones are well matched- a complicated task when working with opal.  The metal around each stone is cut and polished to give the appearance of having side stones.

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About Opal

While many believe opal to come only in a traditional white hue, this common misconception cannot be more inaccurate.  With over 200 varieties of natural opal discovered so far, the historically referred "Queen of Gems" can come in a wide variety of colors- before the stone's famous "play of color" rainbow effect is even taken into consideration.  Over 90% of the world's opal is produced in Australia with other well-known deposits located in Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil, and the United States.

Chemically, opal is an integrated combination of water and silica.  Water content in opal can range from 3% to 21% by weight, with average jewelry material ranging between 6% and 10%.  Because of this, it is advised to store your opal jewelry with care; safes and bank vaults can be notoriously dry.  We suggest storing opal in an airtight container along with a piece of water-moistened cotton when dry storage conditions are anticipated.  Some varieties are more resilient to harsh conditions than others.  It is safe to clean solid opal jewelry with warm water, mild soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush.  Avoid chemicals, harsh abrasives, and ultrasonic cleaners.

Shipping, Handling, & Inventory

Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.

While we work hard to present our online customers with accurate inventory availability, we reserve the right to cancel and refund a sale if the item is sold somewhere else first.

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