Australian Opal Earrings with Pear White Sapphires
Australian opal earrings with pear cut white sapphires in 14k yellow gold. The earrings are inlaid with 4 pieces of blue-green opal and 1 piece of opal that flashes deep red. A sparkling pear shaped white sapphire dangles from a hinge just below the inlay section on each earring. The pear white sapphires are nicely cut and good quality and weigh in at 1 carat each. The earrings measure 30 mm long by 6 mm wide. They are stamped 14k and hand signed "MMH" on the back by Mark McBride Hileman. All of our opal earrings can be made in white gold and in other inlay materials by special order.
The opal inlaid in these earrings is genuine Australian opal, not a lab grown opal imitation. Due to the unique conditions under which opal is formed, it is nearly impossible to find two opals exactly the same. Opal is the only gemstone known to man to have the natural ability to diffract light. An opal’s color is created when the voids between the particles split light entering the stone. The size and alignment of the spheres and voids, as well as the light source, determines the colors produced by the opal. To view an opal’s color play at its best, the light source must be coming over your shoulder. An opal’s color can cover the full spectrum of the rainbow.
Earring Style #ER333-Pear
*If these earrings have sold, another pair can be made with similar opal in 4 to 6 weeks.