Featured Gemstone For January. Opal.
The name Opal is derived from the Sanskrit word "upala", meaning "valuable. The legend of the Australian aborigine tells that opal is 'creator's footprint that touched the earth at the base of a rainbow to bring harmony'. In these earrings I have bezel set two deep blue opal doublets into sterling silver. The earrings were completely hand fabricated and feature clip on backings. The bezels have a serrated edge to accent the opals. The surface and base plates were treated with special diamond burs to create a delicate texture. After completion all was oxidized black. Each opal is slightly different in size giving the earrings a charming feel. Light in weight and easy to wear these earrings are great for everyday wear. Opal is the birthstone for October. The opal cabochons measure 17mm x 12mm and are 5mm in depth.