- Solid Ethiopian crystal opal
- Genuine Zambian emerald
- 100% natural gemstones
- 24k gold heavy plated sterling silver
These opal and emerald earrings are handmade from genuine solid Ethiopian crystal opal hand pinned in 24k gold vermeil and presented on matching, artisan made and satin finished, 24k gold heavy-plated sterling silver hoops and ear wires. Nestled alongside the opals are a pair of well-matched, natural, Zambian emerald briolettes (weighing just under 1 carat).
The opals used in these earrings have both hot face up colours, as well as contra-luz (fire seen at an angle), and are of a rare cut for opal beads. Indeed, the opals used in these earrings were originally destined to be cabochons (meaning the underside of the opals is flat & the quality of the opals themselves extraordinary). The green fire in the opals is a great match to the colour of the emeralds. Much brighter in person.