Black fire opal 14k gold over 925 sterling silver stud earrings made with a pair of excellent quality grade natural fire Opal round cabochon gemstones 6mm in diameter. The play of color in these lively opals features vivid red, green and orange flashes with subtle glow to it and a dramatic contrast of red and green fire dancing with the light and seen especially bright against the dark base tone.
🔹 Size: 6 mm
🔹 Weight: 1-1.5ct(for pair)
🔹 Shape and Cut: round cabochon
🔹Quality Grade: AAA - AAA+/AAAA
🔹 Brightness: 5/5
🔹 Fire colors: red, orange and green with variable fire patterns- very high quality grade intense play of color throughout; AAAA opals are exceptionally bright with more red fire than a typical black opal;
🔹The opals are 100% natural, earth mined Ethiopian Welo Opals.
The standard quality of the fire opals is always high AAA or rare bright with intense fire AAAA - this shop is specializing in the best quality jewelry I make with selected gemstones.
🔹The play of color in all of the opals is always vibrant and visible under natural light as well as the artificial light and some exceptionally beautiful stones are separated into their own menu category of AAA+/AAAA Opal Brilliance having more of the red colored fire and unusual overall brightness.
🔹The range of colors also may include orange, yellow and blue surface flashes with bright vibrant display of color throughout.
🔹The opals are perfectly cut and polished to bring out the best colors to the surface as the surface meets the light and will sparkle all the time bringing life into the gemstones as you move. Deep yet bright and mysterious contrast with the deep black base color - very beautiful!
The red fire is absolutely amazing flashing so bright against the dark background with stunning contrast - these opals are my favorite ones due to the unexpected changes in their colors coming out of the dark base tone of the opal’s surface during movement and not readily apparent under normal still light. This effect adds mysterious aspect to each gemstone although the opal itself might appear to be darker than some other black opals with lighter base tone at the first sight. It requires some interaction to reveal their beauty which is sometimes concealed within the stone;
Some opals with light base tone have their fire visible right away which is also beautiful and cheerful. Oftentimes the stones have a combination of these two features with some play of color seen on the surface and some of the colors appearing suddenly in response to the movement and the changes in the light angle. Regardless, the opals I pick for this store are always the best despite changes in their overall appearance *
🔹Although of relatively small size, these handpicked and carefully selected for their unique beauty and their colorful fire gemstones will make you happy and will get you noticed!
🔹 Sterling silver stud earring setting with a center post for round 6 mm cabochon cut gemstone with butterfly backing.
🔹Available in 925 sterling silver with or without rhodium or in 14K rose, white or yellow gold finish over solid 925 sterling silver;
🔹Can be custom made in SOLID 14K or 10K white, yellow or rose gold - price is to be determined later or upon request (if not yet in the menu) before I settle on a specific manufacturer that would suit the quality standard and design requirements I need;
🔹 You can also request a different design or style of the earrings that can be chosen from the main video and photo gallery - I don’t have listings for each and every design I can make, but there are so many options that you can have something totally original and absolutely unique made especially for you with the high quality grade of opals that I offer at this store only.
There are plenty of choices in dangle or threader earring styles, so take a look at the videos and photos posted in the main gallery - it will be expanding soon;
🔹PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERY:
A collection of video clips and photos of different opal jewelry: items that I have made or sold previously, designs that were not listed, new or current items - get ideas and inspiration to request a custom made piece;
🟪 QUALITY STANDARD:
🔹 Each and every opal I use to make my pieces is carefully selected for its beauty and unique fire - I try to bring you only the best natural opals I can find, so many times I offer rare quality grade opals and very unique ones;
🔹 This store offers only high quality natural fire opals, so you will NEVER waste your money on another colorless, glass-like Opal with barely any fire or milky dampened barely visible dull colors.
You will receive a magnificent stone full of life and vibrant radiant colors, which will not leave you disappointed;
🔹 Your item will arrive in a beautiful gift box with care instructions and a polishing cloth;
🔹 I try to do my best to ship my orders as soon as possible ( usually within a few days), but unfortunately I have certain physical health limitations, which sometimes prevent me from being able to work, so the MAXIMUM processing time is set for 4 weeks just in case I have to take a short break.....Occasionally I also need to reorder supplies, so this also might play a role. My family lives in Ukraine, so I am also trying to be there for them as often as I can especially in times of danger - thank you for your understanding 🙏🏻
🔹Each item is made only to order - there are no premanufactured pieces, which I can drop in a mailbox the same day - every piece requires a lot of time, care and attention to be made according to your specifications and with the craftsmanship I consider suitable for this shop that has the best quality pieces I offer;
🔴URGENT ORDERS DO NOT HAVE ANY SET PROCESSING TIME AND ARE FULFILLED BASED ON THE CURRENT INVENTORY AND SUPPLIES AVAILABILITY.
🔹If I am unable to fulfill your order within the requested amount of time, I will PROMPTLY issue you a refund, so you can make your purchase elsewhere;
🔹 I use only high quality 100% NATURAL earth mined SOLID Ethiopian Welo opals to create my jewelry;
🔴 I NEVER use doubles/triplets opals, artificially enhanced, or synthetically colored man made gemstones.
🔹 The metal of choice for me is 925 sterling silver, but I also use solid 14K gold for custom made pieces as well as gold filled and plated sterling silver settings or chains. The specifics are mentioned in each listing description;
🔹 I prefer to use rhodium plated silver for my ring settings as it provides superior protection against tarnish and preserves the polished new look of the silver. Rhodium is a precious metal, which looks similar to white gold and two are often used interchangeably in the industry;
Whenever rhodium wears off (it is typically VERY durable unlike gold plating) you are left with 925 sterling silver item, so this feature offers tremendous improvement and convenience not only better appearance in comparison with standard non plated 925 sterling silver which tarnishes right away and requires constant maintenance. Rhodium put an end to all of that headache and I absolutely LOVE it!
🟪OPAL BUYING TIPS:
🔹Each Opal is very unique and special. Just like you are. That’s why we love them.
🔹 Please keep this in mind when you are looking through the available items, because the item you will receive WILL definitely look different from the listing photos, which is ABSOLUTELY NORMAL.
Even if the two opals have the same quality and brightness - they still will offer their own unique way of interacting with the light, which is what defines the Opal and gives it its "personality". Most listings contain photos of a few very similar opals unless indicated otherwise.
🔹 This is why it is much easier to see the true nature of any Opal by viewing a number of videos of similar items - not just seeing this listing images and video;
So, please visit my extensive video and photo gallery to see what items like this one look like under different light and made with different opals, so you can have a better idea of their play of color and how it changes in real life - this is the best way to make your experience smooth and have realistic expectations when you are buying opal jewelry. Natural opals, being the true chameleons, change their appearance significantly depending on the slightest changes in the lighting environment, camera angle, movement and everything around them.
🔹 What we call the “fire” in an opal is actually a refracted light, which goes through its complex inner structure to produce that unique dance of light and color - in some ways an opal functions as a funky kind of mirror and reflects what appears in its view by turning the reality into a burst of vibrant color.
The brighter the light around an opal the more it will be able to reflect back at you and it will always be changing and sparkling following every subtle movement. To capture this living and swirling motion on a still photo is impossible, so in order to show you the real play of color in every opal I have to manipulate the lighting and create the most optimal environment for showing its best potential. Please keep in mind that variations between the listing images and the actual item are inevitable because of the opal's very nature.
I have a more detailed post on the subject in my blog that I highly recommend for you to read :
🔹Since I’m working with natural gemstone, which is cut by hand and not by machine some stones might have slight irregularities in their shape, which are not affecting the look of the item. Some very small inclusions or tiny imperfections are also sometimes present, but they are so small, that they are not visible with the naked eye most of the time. I do not use stones with visible defects to make my jewelry - this is something that you might expect once in a while only and any defect is going to be mentioned in the description without exception.
🟪MY WORK ETHICS:
❤️ Each item I create is always made with care, attention and love. I want you to enjoy your jewelry and love it. This started as a passion not as a business, and I am really trying to keep it this way.
I really appreciate the opportunity to bring something joyful and beautiful into other people's lives: it is exhilarating to know, that something I made would make another person smile and cherish that special moment when they open their gift box 🎁
This is my dream come true ❤️
🟪 THANK YOU AND PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SEND SOME ❤ BACK BY WRITING A PUBLIC REVIEW!
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
- If you are dissatisfied with your item due to my negligence, forgetfulness, oversight or confusion I GUARANTEE YOUR MONEY BACK IN CASE I MADE A MISTAKE WITH YOUR ORDER. Just let me know what happened, make sure the item is UNWORN, in its original condition, WITH A SIGNATURE TAG STILL ATTACHED and provide photos or description of the problem, and I WILL REIMBURSE YOU OR WILL PROVIDE A FREE EXCHANGE or REPAIR.
For gold jewelry I can only provide a sufficient repair to correct the issue. Gold jewelry is not refundable unless the item is significantly damaged and it is my direct fault.
Earrings and custom orders are non refundable. Earrings fall under the category of personal items and can't be returned for hygienic reasons.
Unfortunately due to the fact that each item is made to order I cannot accept returns caused by subjective reasons (buyer's remorse) such as changing one's mind, finding a better price elsewhere, returning an unwanted gift (someone buys more than one gift, so the recipient can choose their favorite and later return the rest)etc.,
Only when there is straightforward evidence of my fault in causing a problem, I will issue a FULL refund or provide an exchange (photo evidence is required as proof)
If a problem arises I always help my customers and deal with every situation on individual basis. Please contact me if something is wrong with your order.
MANDATORY 35% RESTOCKING FEE APPLIES TO ALL SUBJECTIVE RETURNS APPROVED FOR ANY REASON.
I set the MAXIMUM processing time of 3-4 weeks but the exact time required to fulfill an order varies greatly depending on a combination of multiple factors both objective and personal.
▪️Processing time is different from the delivery time, which is specified for every shipping method. Upgrading your shipping method to Express does not change the processing time, so if you need your order ASAP, you will have to contact me with a request to expedite your order and make sure that I have received your request and confirmed that I will be able to make your order by the required deadline
▪️I WILL DO MY BEST TO SHIP ALL ORDERS AS SOON AS I CAN, BUT IT IS BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO TIMELY PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION REGARDING ANY DEADLINES
-I ship my orders with FREE Priority or Express Mail - depending upon each situation. You can add Express shipping during checkout to make sure you get your item ASAP.
-Every order is fulfilled within the 4 weeks of processing time, but majority of orders are shipped within one week. I also ship NEXT DAY ORDERS - I am very flexible when it comes to processing time.
- Etsy estimates delivery date incorrectly in their tracking info email notification which they send to all customers. I make no commitment to fulfill those unrealistic expectations;
-USPS are plagued with problems this year, so delays are virtually guaranteed, and I am asking you to be understanding that it is rarely me, who is holding up your order.
I DO NOT REPLY EVERY 24 HOURS!
This information is not provided by me or given with my permission. I work only part time.
There are certain limitations that prevent me from working every day as I would like to. I have been suffering from chronic fatigue, which “steals” a lot of my time by making me unable to function and slows me down at every turn, so I am unable to respond to you right away. Whenever I get totally burnt out, I have to take a day off or two to recover and rest. I am the only person who runs every single aspect of this business w/o prior experience, so I am constantly trying to finish prior tasks and I am afraid that this might be mistaken for sign of horrible customer service...
Opal jewelry is EXTREMELY FRAGILE and cannot come in touch with any liquid including water.
Please make sure you DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR OPAL JEWELRY TO WATER!
- Do not wash hands, take shower, do strenuous activity, run errands, clean the house or exercise with opals still on.
- Take off before bed and clean and buff the metal parts regularly to avoid using chemical cleaners.
- Micro paved Jewelry cannot be placed into an ultrasonic Jewelry cleaner due to the shaking, which might cause the tiny stones to fall out.
-Jewelry damaged due to not following the care instructions IS A FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER AND CANNOT BE RETURNED, EXCHANGED OR REIMBURSED.
-“care tips” card is provided with your order.
▪️Each “made to order” piece of jewelry is made especially for you using materials that cannot be reclaimed or sold right away.
▪️Made to order item should never be treated as other purchases and at the very least the value of time and effort that went into creating a M.T.O piece should always be compensated in a case of a return;
▪️I put a lot of effort into making sure my customers are familiar with care instructions and know what to except from their purchase.
That’s why items that are not meeting expectations or damaged due to not reading care tips are strictly non refundable.
▪️35% mandatory fee is withheld from any amount of refund issued for returning any item that is M.T.O.
- YOUR JEWELRY WILL AND SHOULD LOOK DIFFERENT FROM THE LISTING PHOTOS EVEN IF THE PHOTOS ARE TAKEN OF THE ACTUAL OPAL
- The truth about this gemstone is that its uniqueness, its ever changing play of color, its brilliance, color intensity or fire pattern cannot be captured on a still image. A natural fire opal can look green on one photograph and red on the other with every subtle change in light angle or its intensity.
- There is a SIGNIFICANT amount of attenuation present when you look at an opal under natural daylight compared to its artificially exaggerated brilliance seen under the artificial indoor light;
- it is NORMAL for opals to change their appearance, so please keep this in mind that even the same opal NEVER LOOKS THE SAME!
I use only high quality precious metals and natural gemstones in creating my jewelry. The quality standard for this shop is set to be especially high.
I use my best quality stones for creating items offered at this shop, so each and every item is not only made to order but is typically made with perfect or nearly perfect gemstones, with excellent time consuming level of craftsmanship seen in each unique design.
▪️I do not use stock photos for a reason: I design everything myself, and take my own photos of the items upon completion of the item so you can be sure that the jewelry sold through this store is going to look exactly as pictured with the exception of gemstones, which are all unique and will never look the same.