14K Bone Chain Earrings / Stone in Opal
Hammered 14K gold bone chain drop earrings with opal pebbles and slight movement. Earrings come with plastic backs. Derived from the Greek word "opalus" meaning "changing color," opal comes in electric shades of blue, orange, and white with fiery flashes. It's one of nature's most incredible kaleidoscopes. Handmade in Germantown, New York & Block Island, Rhode Island without the use of heat or chemicals.
Approximate 95mm drop from the ear.
Sold as a pair.
How to Care For Your Opal Jewelry:
Most opals used for jewelry are 1% to 6% water, they are extremely sensitive to sudden changes in temperature. Like pearls, opals are vulnerable to scratching.
When applying perfumes, colognes, and hairsprays, do so before you put on any gemstone jewelry, but be particularly cautious with your opal jewelry because they react very poorly to acids and alcohols.
Store your opal jewelry separately from other pieces to minimize accidental contact or scratches.
Storing your opal jewelry pieces wrapped in soft, moist cotton may prevent them from crazing (developing cracks on the surface), water evaporation and prolong their life.
Keep your pearls and opals away from sources of heat or cold, like fireplaces or open windows.
Mary MacGill is a Hudson Valley, New York and Block Island, Rhode Island - based artist working primarily in gold and semi-precious stones. Focusing on the beauty of hammered imperfections and suspended forms, Mary's work falls in lineage with mentor Kazuko Oshima and sculptor Alexander Calder.
Please note that as per store policy, returns will not be accepted for pierced earrings.