SILVER ROUND CREATED OPAL & CUBIC ZIRCONIA HALO STUDS
Gorgeous white opal earrings. The cabochon stones are claw set into Sterling Silver, with a sparkling halo of small Cubic Zirconia. These are beautiful opal stones, with gorgeous blue/aqua and orange/gold/green flecks. These earrings have really wonderful sparkle that is difficult to capture with a camera, but in person are just beautiful! Every time you move, the stone flashes specks of colour. The opal stones are lab created, made with silica the same way natural opals are formed.
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Opals set in jewellery still contain an element of water and this can vary between 3% and 20%. Because of this, Opals are considered to be a fairly soft precious stone, measuring between 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs scale. Avoid exposing them to heat and strong sunlight. If an Opal loses its moisture, it can lose colour, or in exceptional circumstances, suffer from ‘crazing’, where tiny cracks appear across the surface. If you are storing an Opal for some time, it is best to put a moist cloth or cotton wool alongside it in a sealed plastic bag to keep it hydrated. Check on it every now and again and replace or dampen the cloth if it has dried out. Clean your Opals with a damp cloth and do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner. Opal is considered the birthstone for people born in October.