AUSTRALIAN BLUE | Opal Earring set in Sterling Silver (Sold Out)
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- Unique No: 1387
Brand new Opal earrings made from solid Sterling Silver, each carrying an Australian blue Opal.
Double hook earrings: One balled-hook holding the precious shimmering Opal and the other to hook into the ear.
The name Opal is derived from the Sanskrit word for 'stone’.
Opal is famed for its ability to diffract light.
Australian scientists only recently discovered opal’s unique properties in the 1960s after analysis with electron microscopes.
It was discovered that small spheres of silica gel caused interference, refraction and diffraction of light, resulting in opal's distinctive play of colour.
The Opal is the birthstone of the ones born in October as well as the Tourmaline.
The Opals in these earrings are 6 mm x 9 mm.