A rare handmade natural fire opal classic pendant necklace made with a glowing 8x6mm blue base semi translucent fire Opal gemstone in a smooth even cabochon cut of rare AAA+/AAAA quality grade set into a 925 sterling silver prong setting with a delicate chain featuring an extension chain with a small opal bead at its end.
🔹 Origin: earth-mined 100% natural, solid, untreated
🔹 Size: 8x6mm - variations
🔹 Weight: 0.7-1 Ct - varies highly depending on the cut of each opal (variations)
🔹 Shape and Cut: oval cabochon
🔹Quality Grade: AAA+/AAAA
🔹 Brightness: 5/5, all colors of the rainbow spectrum are being included into a complex pattern of transitioning flashes/honeycomb pattern/pin fire pattern. The common feature is the neon like glowing play of color and the intensity of the fire colors;
🔹Base tone: semi-translucent blue or white semi-opaque covered with colorful flashes visible under any lighting conditions; any opal always favors artificial light over the natural light: with more light fire gets brighter and Vice versa. No two opals or their photos are going to look the same, so please expect your opal to look different even if it is the exact same stone that is featured in the listing images - changes in appearance are due to the natural opal’s very nature that makes it look different in response to any no matter how slight change in its environment; please read more on this in the FAQs and the blog post:
🔹 Metal: SOLID 925 Sterling silver, 14k gold or 10k gold;
🔹 Style: Classic 4 prong solid 925 Sterling silver cabochon pendant setting with a bail attached
🔹 Specific features: the pendant setting is made to fit a calibrated 8x6mm cabochon cut gemstone
🔹 Finish: a basic pendant is made with just polished bright 925 sterling silver - an upgraded version of sterling silver settings has white gold/rhodium plating layer that prevents tarnish and looks lustrous and shiny with minimum care. This depends upon the availability which may change from time to time. If you have a preference, please let me know by adding a note to your order.
14k yellow and rose gold plated over sterling silver finishes are also available. White gold plating is often used for sterling silver settings without a specific request or mentioning in the description as the “default” version of sterling silver setting and a preferred one.
White, yellow or rose gold filled finish is a paid variation for 925 sterling silver jewelry settings, and is often referred to as “vermeil “ - this is always mentioned in the item description as a difference in material and holds higher value.
🔹 Chain style and length: default chain is 16” delicate cable/box/curb chain with a 2” extension which may be an adjustable upgraded version or a fixed length chain. If you have a specific preference, and there’s no variation provided in the listing, please add a note with your order. I will fulfill your order as requested or will get in touch with you asap if I don’t have what you need and will refund you upon request.
🔹 An extension chain is added to each necklace with a small opal bead at the end, which looks very lovely and adds such a nice finishing touch to a gift presented in a beautiful velvet gift box.
*Not available in solid gold
✅ QUALITY STANDARD
🔴 Each multicolored Welo opal is handpicked out of large batches and all of them are absolutely gorgeous!
I sell only top quality grade AAA Welo 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.
🔴 To make sure I have sufficient time to fulfill each order according to your personal preferences THE MAXIMUM PROCESSING TIME IS SET FOR 1-4 WEEKS to ensure that the item meets your expectations.
🔴 This time is required to make each individual piece especially for you according to your preferences such as specific size, style and finish of silver settings for cleaning and polishing the silver, setting the stones in a specific setting etc., There are no pre-manufactured items available which can be just put in a box and shipped. EACH PIECE IS MADE ONLY TO ORDER. Even if they appear finished- none of the stones is set in a setting PERMANENTLY.
🔴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 might take a few days or two weeks depending if I have all of the supplies in stock.
I might be able to ship certain items 🔹THE SAME OR THE NEXT DAY. 🔹
🔴 If you do not notify me of any deadlines for your order I won't be able to fulfill it on time or refund you if I already started working on it.
✔️The only materials used in creating my jewelry are genuine high quality Ethiopian Welo Fire Opals of at least AAA quality grade or higher and 100% genuine solid precious metals as 925 Sterling silver, 10K and 14K yellow, rose or white gold. White gold might not be available for pendant necklaces.
✔️I also started to use different gemstones to create my birthstone jewelry line, so ANY ITEM MADE WITH OPAL CAN BE ALSO MADE WITH A DIFFERENT GEMSTONE despite not being listed as an option.
✔️All of the fire opal gemstones are 100% NATURAL, EARTH MINED, UNTREATED AND SOLID. I do not use doubles/triplets opals, artificially enhanced or synthetic man made gemstones.
✔️Some settings, which are gold filled or plated are filled OVER STERLING SILVER, which becomes the base metal in this case.
The same applies to all of the rhodium plated settings ( rhodium is a silver colored precious metal widely used in jewelry manufacturing)
✔️AUTHENTICITY OF THE OPALS SILVER OR GOLD IS GUARANTEED. All materials are 100% SAFE, GENUINE and HYPOALLERGENIC.
✔️NON PRECIOUS METALS AND SYNTHETIC GEMSTONES ARE NEVER USED IN MAKING MY JEWELRY
✅ CUSTOMER CARE
🔴Each Opal is very unique and special. 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".
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 watch my video gallery to find inspiration and view available items, ask for more information and use it as a guide for your shopping experience.
🔴I am committed to the kind of customer care, which recognizes your unique individuality and when I make you a piece of jewelry you can trust me that it will be made with a beautiful, special and one of a kind gemstone of very high quality. It will be as unique as yourself and may differ slightly from the photos featured in the listing, because no two opals look exactly the same.
You will be able to see your item prior to shipping to make sure your expectations are met. If you are not entirely happy with what you see or are not sure please let me know and we will continue to work on your order until you are absolutely happy with your custom piece.
🔴 It is NORMAL for Ethiopian Welo Opal to change their appearance depending on the light angle and the outside environment. The fire in an Opal results from the reflections of light as it travels through it, so the brighter the light around you the more your opal will shine.
Ironically when it comes to capturing that fantastic glow on camera the brightest opals look overexposed and show only white color. To be able to show you the real play of color of each opal I have to manipulate the lightning to create the most optimal environment for capturing the beauty of each opal. Please keep in mind that variations between the images and the actual item are inevitable because of the opal's very nature. Your item will look different from the listing photos, but the quality grade, color theme, fire pattern and the intensity of the play of color will always be within the same range and category as the opal you see in the listing images.
🔴 Each item I create is always made with care, attention and love. I want you to enjoy your jewelry and love it. Your happiness is my happiness - I really love bringing something good and beautiful into other people's lives: it is exhilarating to know, that something that I made makes another person smile when they open the box and continues to live on and be enjoyed by someone.
✅ 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.