- 7.7 carats solid Australian fairy opal
- 0.7 carats pink sapphire
- Sterling silver
- Blue confetti sparkle
These fairy opal and pink sapphire earrings are handmade using two, well-matched, 7mm, Australian fairy opals, weighing a total of 7.7 carats. Each opal has dark chocolate-black matrix and a delicious sprinkling of blue confetti fire. The opals are hand pinned in sterling silver and topped with 0.7 carats of natural (heat-treated) pink sapphire. Presented on sterlings silver ear wires.
Rest assured, you will get the exact pair of fairy opal earrings shown.
Fairy opal is a type of treated matrix opal. The treatment consists of giving the opal a hot sugar bath, which turns the original sandy brown matrix to a deep black/brown. This is often felt to be more attractive and helps the colours pop out more. It is a lovely kind of opal with colours scattered in pin prick or confetti pattern all over the stone (in fact, it is sometimes known as confetti opal).