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Graceful Opal Earrings

Graceful Opal Earrings

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A gorgeous statement, these stunning earrings exclusively from Metalsmiths Sterling feature a fiery opal accented with two round high intensity cubic stones set in sleek sterling silver.

The opal earrings feature classic hook style hangers. Each earring measures about 35mm in total length and 8mm across the widest point. Each round, cabochon cut opal gemstone is about 4.5mm in diameter.

Because it contains the colours of other gems, ancient Romans believed opal to be the most powerful gemstone: the Bedouin people claim opals fell from the sky during thunderstorms and contain lightning.

Opal is one of the birthstones for October, but is much admired because every stone holds a unique fire, an interplay of colours including reds, oranges, greens and blues that flash as the stone interacts with the light.

Avoid chemicals or ultrasonic treatments when cleaning opals (or, really any sterling silver jewelry - we prefer our iconic polishing cloth as a way to care for your jewelry): it is inadvisable to soak or immerse your opal in water as the stone is not amenable to major fluctuations in humidity or temperature. Opal is a softer stone, similar in hardness to glass, so remove your opal jewelry if you feel it may collide with something during an activity.

Contains gemstones sourced solely through socially responsible suppliers able to demonstrate fair trade practices.

Sterling silver, hypoallergenic and nickel free.

SKU:NE254OP

Materials

  • Sterling Silver
  • Opal

Care Instructions

Keeping your jewelry gleaming for years is easy. At the end of the day simply wipe your jewelry with our special silver polishing cloth. This cloth is treated with an anti-tarnish agent that cleans and polishes without damaging the metal or stones. Never place your jewelry in a liquid silver dip or rinse!

Over time silver will tarnish.

Tarnishing isn't a manufacturers defect, it's just the nature of the metal and part of its beauty. Protecting your jewelry from things like chlorine (hot tubs, pools), bleach (cleaning products) and alcohol-based products (hairspray, shampoo, hand lotion, tanning creams) will significantly slow the tarnishing process. When your jewelry tarnishes, the polishing cloth will work wonders to clean it - it really is super easy and quick to use.

If your piece of jewellery has a lot of detail, texture or small cut out spaces, a neat trick to getting into those tiny spaces is to use a clean tooth brush. 

Rub the tooth brush on the polishing cloth to pick up the anti-tarnishing agent and rub the tooth brush gently over the area. (It goes without saying that you shouldn't use the tooth brush on your teeth after!)

 

 

 

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Keep Your Sterling Silver Shining

Keeping your jewelry gleaming for years is easy. At the end of the day simply wipe your jewelry with our special silver polishing cloth. This cloth is treated with an anti-tarnish agent that cleans and polishes without damaging the metal or stones. Never place your jewelry in a liquid silver dip or rinse!

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