Flash - Estate Sterling Silver Opal Stud Earrings (EE076)
Flash - Estate Sterling Silver Opal Stud Earrings. These classic earrings are crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring 2 genuine round cut cabochon opals, classic styling, and quality silver work. The expertly claw set opals are clear with beautiful flashes of orange and green. They are housed in a basket setting which add strength and durability to the gallery. They have sturdy posts for pierced ears and secure butterfly backings. Truly a perfect gift or wonderful addition to any jewelry collection.
Note: Opal is the birthstone of October
Dating back to about 4000 B.C., they most likely came from Ethiopia. Historically, opal discoveries and mining progressed similarly to the ways diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire were produced. As early humans found various gemstones, they slowly learned to work them into decorative shapes.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
Measurements: 5.00 mm
Stone Size: Opal .68 ctw
Weight: 1.00 gram
Date: 21st Century