Natural Black Fire Opal 5x7mm faceted oval gemstones stud earrings with vermeil settings and the best quality multicolored fire opals, which look amazing in combination with 14k yellow gold finish over solid 925 sterling silver.
The opals are extremely bright and rare of AAA+/AAAA quality grade and have a wonderful range of fire colors.
🔹 Origin: earth-mined 100% natural, solid
🔹 Size: 5x7mm
🔹 Weight: 0.5-0.8ct approximately ( one stone)
🔹 Shape and Cut: oval faceted
🔹Quality Grade: top quality grade AAA++ with exceptionally wide range of colors and vivid play of color
🔹 Brightness: 5/5 with yellow gold finish the opals look even brighter, so this makes a particularly vibrant bold look
🔹Base tone: lighter brown to black/dark navy, does not interfere with the brightness of the fire colors. Often naturally occurring without the normal heat treatment used in nearly every colored gemstone production process.
🔹 Fire colors, pattern and unique way of color dispersion being easily visible under any lighting conditions is characteristic for the lighter base tone black opals.
Opals with darker background tend to “hide” their Fire colors until exposed to stronger direct light sources - many times this gets mistaken for the inferior quality of the opals. Actual low quality black opals never have distinct colors in them to begin with and are comprised of a single dark shade of base that doesn’t produce any play of color regardless of any changes in light angle, intensity or source.
🔹 Metal: Sterling silver 14k yellow gold filled over or Vermeil
🔹 Style: stud setting with 4 prongs and butterfly backing
🔹 Specific features: Black opals in general look stunning in combination with the yellow gold finish, and make very appealing jewelry pieces if the opals are of high enough quality grade to have a vibrant play of color in them.
🔹 Finish: 14k yellow GOLD FILLED OVER 925 Sterling silver. GOLD FILLED finish contains 100x more gold than gold plating, Not to be confused with GOLD PLATED. Gold filled jewelry lasts a very long time, and it is identical to solid gold in its appearance and properties while costing significantly less and therefore it is becoming a popular alternative to SOME solid gold jewelry settings that can be produced in vermeil finish instead.
✅ 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.
✅ VIDEO GALLERY:
A collection of video clips with currently available items - it is really helpful to see opal Jewelry in real time - not only on still photos.
The AVERAGE PROCESSING TIME IS 1-4 WEEKS, which means that your order can be shipped anywhere from a few days to a month, and the actual timing varies depending upon several factors:
- I work entirely by myself and I have certain physical health limitations, which sometimes prevent me from being able to work and then a the shop temporarily has nobody to take care of customer service and order fulfillment for an occasional period of time;
- I don’t have large amounts of inventory and for ALL SOLID GOLD ITEMS I need to reorder settings which are always made to order and shipped internationally for every order I receive. I have to order other supplies as well, which is hard to predict, so this might also affect the time required to make your item.
- And, finally, it is important to remember that each and every item you purchase is ALWAYS MADE TO ORDER - there is no pre manufactured mass produced handmade look alike jewelry sold via this shop. It is something that makes me different from other accounts: I genuinely adhere to the principles of selling on Etsy and respect this marketplace for its original unique purpose to keep the fake cheap garbage away from this community by offering only the products which are made with individual creative effort and ideas.
There are always “trends” that I follow as well and many timeless classic designs, which might look similar to what’s out there, but all of my pieces were created by me starting from the design stage until becoming a part of one of my own jewelry collections. What I call a “collection” is simply a name for the general style and design inspiration like Celtic or Victorian jewelry, but each piece has my personal touch and is produced with my own design and according to my quality standards of craftsmanship. I use only genuine materials that are ethically sourced and tested for authenticity, so I always know that I offer to my customers and how each and every piece is made from beginning to end.
🔴URGENT ORDERS DO NOT HAVE ANY SET PROCESSING TIME AND ARE FULFILLED BASED ON THE CURRENT INVENTORY AND SUPPLIES AVAILABILITY.
🔴 PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CONTACT ME TO FIND OUT WHEN YOUR ITEM CAN BE READY.
It is possible that in some instances I will be able to fulfill your order 🔹 THE SAME OR THE NEXT DAY 🔹
🔴 HOWEVER, it is your responsibility to notify me if your order is time sensitive, so it gets to you on time.
🔶 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 sterling silver settings. Unlike gold plated finish gold filled silver or vermeil never loses its gold layer, since it is bonded to the silver on a strong molecular level. Gold filled finish has become a popular affordable alternative to solid gold in jewelry industry and is impossible to tell apart from the solid 14K gold.
🔶 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 is sometimes used interchangeably.
✅ 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 video clip - not just seeing still images, so please visit my extensive video gallery, which contains live videos of the available jewelry, so you can see the play of color in real life - this is the best way to make your experience smooth when you are buying opals, because as true chameleons they change their appearance significantly depending on the lighting environment, angle, movement and everything around it.
🔶 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 will write more on this subject in my blog soon.
🔶 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.
✅ CUSTOMER CARE:
🔶 I am committed to the kind of customer care, which recognizes your unique individual style and preferences, which I take into account and I am always open to answering all of the questions you might have. If you need guidance - I am here for you to help you make the best possible choice.
I can help you create a piece of jewelry that will be made with a beautiful, special and one of a kind gemstone of very high quality by working with you on a custom order. It will be as unique as yourself, one of a kind piece, which you will love.
❤️ 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
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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.
Oct 11, 2017
These earrings are spectacular! The colors are outstanding! Julia always displays and sells the most beautiful opals, I could not be more pleased!