This pair of Ethiopian fire opal earrings is handmade using a total of 1.2 carats of top gem grade Welo opal hand pinned in 18k gold vermeil, with double wrapped loops for extra security. The opals measure around 7mm long and have an orange base with neon bright flashes of red and green precious fire visible from all directions. The gems are presented on 24k gold heavy-plated sterling silver ear wires.
The ear wires used in this piece are artisan made and have a satin finish with a 40-mil thick layer of genuine 24k gold over sterling silver - a far more substantial layer than traditional plating techniques.
Total drop length (from top of ear wires): 29mm.