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Natural fire opal dangle earrings made with two 7x5mm Opal cabochon gemstones, which are set into Sterling silver dangle settings and are fastened by a sterling silver or a 14Knwhite Gold lever back wire.
The pair weighs about 1 -1.5 ct approximately for both opals. The quality grade is high - AAA with vibrant play of color.
🔹 Solid 14K white or yellow Gold settings are available upon request.
14K white gold leverback wire can be selected in the drop down menu as one of the options.
🔹 You can select a lever back wire in 925 sterling silver or 14K white Gold which come in plain style or with a floral design element at the bottom.
🔹 The Opals are beautifully matched and are of the top quality grade, so there is a lot of color and sparkle visible under different lighting conditions.
🔹 Fire pattern and colors may vary from opal to opal but you will receive a pair with the same quality grade, size and brilliance as the opals featured in the photos.
🔹 The fire colors include pink, orange, blue, green and purple - mixed into a dazzling display of colors once it comes under the light.
You will enjoy the simplicity of the design, because it allows the gemstone to be the center of attention:)
You can contact me for a matching pendant necklace to create a custom set.
🟢OPAL VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY:
🟢MOISSANITE VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY:
🟢 OTHER GEMSTONES VIDEO GALLERY:
🟢 OTHER GEMSTONES PHOTO GALLERY:
🟪 ORDER PROCESSING AND SHIPPING:
▪️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 you have a confirmation that I will be able to deliver your package by the date you specified.
▪️❌❌❌I DO NOT REPLY EVERY 24 HOURS! ❌❌❌
🔹This information is not provided by me or given with my permission, so I do not commit to uphold this standard 🔹
▪️Due to the fact that I work alone, and I am able to work only part time due to chronic health issues, I MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO MESSAGES RIGHT AWAY.
I apologize for this inconvenience and ask you to please be patient and understanding about the situation and keep this in mind when placing an order that this issue has been clearly explained to you prior and can no longer be used for negative feedback purposes.
▪️PLEASE ALWAYS LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC DATE FOR YOUR ORDER TO BE DELIVERED BY.
▪️Make sure to RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION from me that I will be able to get the item to you within the requested time. You can leave a note with your order, send me a message on Etsy or a private email to ensure that I received your request.
▪️In the absence of any CONFIRMED delivery instructions, any package shipped before the end of the week 4 of the general processing time is officially shipped “on time”, and the buyer agrees not to allow their own silence to provide negative feedback regarding the level of customer service that I am able and willing to provide.
▪️I WILL DO MY BEST TO SHIP ALL ORDERS AS SOON AS I CAN, BUT IT IS ONLY A BUYER’S ONLY RESPONSIBILITY TO TIMELY PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION REGARDING ANY DEADLINES OR EXPRESS THEIR GENERAL DESIRE TO RECEIVE THE ORDER BY A SPECIFIC DATE.
🔴 More about processing and shipping can be read here:
🟪 PERSONAL LIMITING FACTORS AFFECTING MY ABILITY TO WORK FULL-TIME:
I have been suffering from chronic illness, which significantly affects my work, and prevents me from providing the quality customer service I would otherwise be providing to all of my customers.
🔴You can read more here:
🟪DELAYS and INACCURACIES WITH TRACKING INFORMATION caused by USPS; ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE requires NO COMMITMENT;
▪️I ship my orders with FREE USPS First Class Mail as a FREE SHIPPING option;
All orders are carefully packaged in a luxury gift box with multiple protection layers to prevent any kind of damage that might occur in transit;
A “care instructions” sheet is included with each order along with a complimentary polishing cloth, which is best to to be used for natural opal pieces;
▪️Sometimes I upgrade the shipping method to Priority mail as a courtesy, but the decision which orders require an upgrade is entirely up to my sole discretion, and cannot be argued about, or relied upon for every order.
▪️You can always upgrade shipping to Priority mail or Express mail yourself if you need your item to be delivered sooner.
🟢 SHIPPING UPGRADE LISTING:
▪️ I make sure that I fulfill all of the orders within the specified processing time, which is 1-4 weeks.
But this is not always enough to guarantee a timely delivery.
▪️I DO NOT COMMIT TO DELIVER YOUR ORDER BY AN ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE - provided by Etsy in a confirmation email.
🔴Please read this for important information about possible delays:
🟪 MAKING A “MADE TO ORDER” ITEM AND WHAT IT MEANS:
▪️Every item which is “MADE TO ORDER” is tailored to specific customer’s needs and preferred variations selected via the drop down menu, and can require a specific choice of materials, gemstone color, quality grade, item’s size, finish etc.,
Each piece of jewelry I make regardless if it is “custom made” or “made to order” requires time, effort and materials to create. Every “made to order “ item is one of a kind, unique and being made following customers’ instructions, preferences, taste, occasion, budget limit and other characteristics provided by them with their order;
🔴 Please read about the process of creating each “made to order” item here:
🟪MATERIALS AND QUALITY STANDARD:
▪️I use only high quality precious metals and natural gemstones in creating my jewelry.
My special focus is Natural Opal, but I sell other gemstones as well.
🔴 Read about the materials I use in detail:
🟪UNDERSTANDING NATURAL OPAL:
▪️ Opal is very unique and colorful gemstone like no other. EVERY OPAL IS CHANGING COLORS CONTINUOUSLY IN RESPONSE TO THE LIGHT ANGLE OR INTENSITY.
This makes photographing them extremely difficult, so YOU MUST READ THIS to learn some typical properties of this gem and KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR OPAL JEWELRY AND HOW TO BEST CARE FOR IT.
🔴 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A NATURAL OPAL - PLEASE READ:
🔴 OPAL PHOTOGRAPHY- A MUST READ ARTICLE FOR ALL:
▪️As much as they are beautiful natural opals are extremely difficult to represent objectively on photos and sometimes on video as well. This can result in a potential dissatisfaction on behalf of a customer because they might have different expectations from their purchase, because opals are such tricky chameleons.
▪️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. You will receive an opal that looks very very close to the ones pictured in the listing photos.
▪️Black opals are PREDOMINATELY DARK gemstones and won’t appear as bright as the listing photos due to their dark overall base tone, which makes the play of color appear and “come to life” ONLY during movement as the stone interacts with different light sources in various settings and at different angles.
This interaction produces a specific “picture” that is being seen on a still image, but it will continue to change as the light around the opal changes, so it is IMPOSSIBLE to show what a fire opal actually looks like, because it is a CONTINUING PROCESS and not any particular set of colors on a background. This process is responding to the INTENSITY OF LIGHT, and photos are ALWAYS TAKEN UNDER DIRECT LIGHT SOURCE. This particular aspect of opal photography causes A LOT OF CONFUSION AND DISAPPOINTMENT coming from those who are UNPREPARED TO VIEW THE SAME OPAL WITHOUT THE DIRECT LIGHT SOURCE. When seen under different light or at a different angle - the opal WILL LOOK ABSOLUTELY DIFFERENT FROM ITS OWN PHOTO, so please read as much information about this issue as you can find to avoid being disappointed with your purchase.
▪️Black opal will look much brighter under strong light and much duller under natural light. Opal is always changing and never shows the same colors with the same level of brightness - it is always in motion and looks entirely different every second.
Red colored fire will not turn a black opal into a garnet - it is a BLACK opal, so please be prepared that the beauty of this gemstone is going to be SUBTLE but quite fascinating in its own very unique way.
🟪UNDERSTANDING MOISSANITE AND ITS SPECIFIC QUALITIES:
▪️Moissanite is called “the Earths most brilliant gem”
I use high quality moissanite in my jewelry, and it is fully comparable to Charles and Colvard, NEO and other well known names.
I created my own moissanite brand Kissed By Fire Moissanite
🔴Please read what moissanite is and learn about my moissanite brand and the quality assurance behind the brand name:
▪️Why you should choose moissanite over the natural diamond when choosing your engagement ring. This is a true revolution, which you can be a part of
🔴 Get inspired by reading this post:
🟪BASIC PRACTICAL SHOPPING GUIDE AND TIPS:
▪️I am always happy to assist customers personally, but whenever I am not available to offer personal guidance or make an album with suggestions, please refer to articles provided throughout this entire section to find an answer to virtually any question you might have about my shop, the policies, the process of creating my jewelry and how to find the best option for your needs and specific preferences as well as your budget limits.
▪️To help answer your questions regarding how to use the shop’s listings more effectively for instance to know when listings depict the actual items you are going to receive and what listings have very similar photos of items that are extremely similar to the item that will be made for you or to learn what exactly a LINKED PHOTO is, and how you can use this tool to narrow down your list of items to make the best possible choice.
🔴 Please read the article containing information about the shop’s listings and their organization:
🟪RETURN POLICY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS:
▪️ My approach towards returns is based on the fact that a “made to order” and “custom order” items are essentially the same term describing the same process and therefore returns should be limited to reflect this principle, so “made to order“ items
may only be returned due to a VALID REASON such as damage to the item that occurred due to my own mistake or omission.
Meanwhile returns caused by subjective” reasons (having nothing to do with my personal fault or mistake) such as “not meeting expectations” should be excluded from the list of the reasons validating the return.
▪️This restriction on allowed returns includes items that are damaged due to ignoring care instructions or having occured as an accident or as a result of an intervention by another jeweler - such instances are strictly not eligible for a return.
▪️ In those instances when a return due to a subjective reason is accepted due to some extraordinary circumstances, a mandatory 35% fee is withheld from the total amount refunded to a buyer as a compensation for the work and effort that has been put into creating the item.
▪️I will provide care and minor repairs if I am able or equipped to do it, but every situation is different, and I can only promise that I will handle each return request with honesty, objectivity and genuine intention to help any customer who has issues with their item. I do not have any warranty on the jewelry or guarantee the acceptance of every return request. After an item is inspected upon delivery for faults or defects and none are reported within the initial 3 days - the item is no longer eligible for a return even if the signature tag is present.
🔴 Please read the details:
🟪MY JEWELRY LINE, STYLE ETHNIC INFLUENCES IN MY WORK AND THE GENERAL SIMPLICITY PRINCIPLE:
🔴 Read this post to find out more:
💟Each item I create is always made with care, attention and love. This started as a passion and not as a business, and I am really trying bring that passion into my work at every level and in every aspect.
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 mean so much for another person who would think of this piece of jewelry as a symbol of a life changing moment or a precious memory that they will carry with them through years.
This is an amazing experience for me as well - another beautiful example of the interconnectedness of all things you in the Universe. 💟
🟪Please support this one woman owned struggling business driven by passion and love for design by leaving a review for your purchase.🟪
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.
Apr 10, 2018
Beautiful high quality opal earrings. Included with the earrings were instructions on how to care for opals. Without that, my opal earrings would have already been ruined. Thank you very much for that!
Mar 31, 2017
Absolutely beautiful EarRings. Will be back for a matching necklace! Gave them to my wife on Easer morning. She LOVED them and cried!
Feb 13, 2017
I made several purchases from Julie before the holidays (sorry for the late review!), and they were all great experiences. Julie is very responsive, friendly and helpful, and the opal jewelry is just stunning. I look forward to more purchases in the future! (The photos do not really do not begin to capture the beauty and fire of the opals..)
Nov 2, 2016
DOUBLE WOW!!!!! RECOMMEND YOU BUY FROM HER!!!!