These cute Opal Stud Earrings feature two 6mm Manmade Opal cabochons set into a sterling silver bezel setting with a decorative element that is soldered halfway around. The earring post is the standard 20 gauge that is soldered on to the back. The post and earring backing are both sterling silver. The total height of the earrings measures approximately 6mm each.
All EARRING ORDERS include a second pair of earring backings.
The slow growth of Man-made simulated Opal results in a similar structure and material balance as natural precious opals, but with increased durability and structural stability.
Simulated opals do not contain water like natural opals do--making them less vulnerable to changes in temperature, humidity and heat. Gemologists and industry experts agree, since no simulated man-made opal contains water, none of this material can legitimately be called "synthetic." Instead, the industry advocates calling all manufactured opal materials "man-made simulated."
All pieces will arrive with an earring card in a sealed plastic bag to prevent tarnishing and for safekeeping.