Natural black fire opal necklace made with a 925 sterling silver or 14K gold filled over silver finish. The opal is a genuine oval faceted Ethiopian Opal gemstone in 8x6mm or 9x7mm size with mixed fire colors in excellent AAA quality grade.
The necklace has a classic simple design and is made with a 4 prong oval setting and a delicate chain In matching metal or metal finish. The sterling silver used in all of my jewelry is plated with rhodium or white gold over to improve durability, tarnish resistance and the look of the plain silver surface, and it is a significant upgrade in quality of all sterling silver jewelry as well as the new standard of silver jewelry manufacturing which allows customers to enjoy greatly improved experience of wearing the silver pieces that don’t have to be cleaned on regular basis and turn color into yellow unappealing shade from oxidation. The rhodium silver doesn’t have those annoying faults that make it an unpopular choice of metal for long lasting pieces, because you can easily maintain the new shiny look of the metal with relatively no effort.
I use only the top quality grade natural black fire opal gemstones that are selected from all of my purchased gemstones to be sold at this shop for their unique bright coloring and best fire. The stones are sourced from verified professional sources that are known for ethical practices and the high quality standard when it comes to their gemstone production. Only top notch flawless opals are offered via this shop.
This necklace is available in solid 14k yellow gold, but other colors of solid gold are coming soon as permanent variations.
▪️ Origin: natural, earth-mined, solid and sustainably sourced without artificial means;
▪️Quality grade: AAA (standard quality grade for opals I sell via this store)- high quality opal with fire/play of color visible under natural light and under artificial light; AAA+/AAAA - exceptionally beautiful bright opal with rarely occurring features (such as red colored fire) and coloring;
▪️ Size: 8x6mm, 9x7mm;
▪️ Weight: approximately 0.8 ct-1.2ct respectively;
▪️ Shape and Cut: oval faceted;
▪️Variations: oval cabochon cut is also available to be used in making this classic necklace;
▪️ Brightness: 4-5;
▪️Play Of Color: small flashes, pin fire or honeycomb pattern arranged colors with vibrant bright glowing lights appearing over the dark base tone- light colored base is indicative of poor quality of the opal even if the fire of the stone is bright. It is the sudden contrast of the fire colors that pop over dark background that makes up the mysterious and incredibly appealing effect that defines more valuable quality black opals;
▪️Style: classic 4 prong setting with a bail and a delicate chain (variations);
▪️ Metal: solid 925 sterling silver with rhodium/white gold finish;
▪️Variations: 14k rose gold and yellow gold finish over solid 925 sterling silver are available via the menu options;
Solid 14k yellow gold is available now as an alternative metal, other gold colors might be available shortly or are available now but not guaranteed;
▪️Main Stone Size: 8x6mm, 9x7mm;
▪️Accent Stones: none in the classic design;
▪️Optional features: style of the necklace can be changed to lariat or multilayered;
The default length is 16”-18” with the extension chain; there’s a new style of adjustable chain that is used whenever it is a better option especially in rhodium plated sterling silver necklaces;
Please ADD A NOTE with your chain preferences if you have any: keep in mind that the chain length will be adjustable no matter which exact chain I use;
▪️Other Gemstones: any birthstone can be made into the classic pendant necklace style with rhodium/white gold finish sterling silver and in different finishes variations as well. The style is also subject to design variations according to any custom preferences. Please send your inquiry to find out the price and the time frame for making your custom birthstone necklace;
▪️Matching Jewelry: this necklace can be made into a companion piece for any other jewelry item that you have in mind: simply let me know your preferences, and I’ll make you a beautiful matching set;
▪️I put as much time, effort and care into creating each made to order piece of jewelry as is necessary to bring it to the achievable perfection. Almost every item is made only to order, unless indicated otherwise, and it usually takes 1-2 weeks to fulfill most orders;
▪️MAXIMUM processing time is set for 4 weeks due to occasional circumstances that are out of my control;
▪️I don’t have solid gold inventory, so I have to have extra time for ordering settings for ALL solid gold orders, so min processing time is 2 weeks for solid gold jewelry;
▪️I work entirely alone, so if I am not available for any reason such as health or other obligations, there’s nobody else who can replace me;
▪️I do accept URGENT ORDERS, which I can make in a short time, but you have to leave a note for me with the DEADLINE when you need your item to arrive; many items are eligible for expedited shipping;
▪️Your item will be shipped packaged in a beautiful velvet jewelry box, with a complimentary polishing cloth and a care instructions sheet included with every order;
▪️I prioritize on the security and safety of the item, so I package everything to keep the jewelry protected from damage in transit or from unnecessary oxidation. Please arrange your item for gift giving and don’t forget to INCLUDE CARE INSTRUCTIONS with your gift!
▪️Default shipping method is USPS Priority Mail with an option to upgrade to Express mail;
🟣PAYMENT PLANS ARE WELCOME:
▪️I accept very flexible payment plans with minimum $100 per month payments. Payments are accepted via PayPal or by other methods that are convenient for you;
🟣MATERIALS and QUALITY STANDARD:
▪️The materials used in creating my jewelry are ONLY genuine top quality Ethiopian Welo Fire Opal of AAA quality grade or higher, high quality genuine moissanite of VVS or higher clarity and authentic precious metals: solid 925 Sterling silver, 10k or 14k yellow, rose and white gold.
▪️ All opals are NATURAL, EARTH MINED, SOLID AND ETHICALLY SOURCED;
I NEVER use doublets/triplets opals, artificially enhanced, lab created, or man made opals; I don’t authenticate natural opals because they are impossible to fake in my opinion, but I will test anything at any lab of your choice for a separate fee;
▪️I prefer to use a new standard in 925 sterling silver jewelry industry which now manufactures rhodium or white gold plated solid 925 sterling silver, which is greatly superior to plain silver and offers improved appearance with highly polished lustrous long lasting surface that offers such practical advantages as great tarnish resistance and more durable finish that requires minimum maintenance care; plain silver settings are available for some time until sold out completely, and all jewelry is going to be made with rhodium/white gold plated settings, that will result in a better quality jewelry available for all buyers;
▪️All solid gold, natural diamonds and moissanite are always tested for authenticity, and therefore I can GUARANTEE that all of the materials I use are 100% GENUINE, SAFE and HYPOALLERGENIC and come from SUSTAINABLE SOURCES;
▪️I use natural gemstones, so occasional tiny inclusion, a scratch or a tool mark can occur but it will be small and undetectable with naked eye;
▪️ White fire opals are more colorful and have more natural brilliance than black opals if you are looking for a gift but are unfamiliar with the gemstone yourself. Opt for a white opal as a safer choice that will effortlessly appeal to the vast majority of people;
🟣GENERAL RETURN POLICY:
‼️YOU WILL ALWAYS RECEIVE A REFUND IF SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR ORDER.‼️
▪️However, you will need a VALID REASON to request a return showing that your order has a defect, contains a mistake or does not match the description SIGNIFICANTLY in more ways than the opal’s natural coloring variations❗️please read more below❗️
▪️All returned items have to be in their ORIGINAL CONDITION, UNWORN, UNALTERED and UNWASHED with THE SIGNATURE TAG ATTACHED. Please contact me within 3 days after receiving your order to report any issues with it, and ship your item back within 7 days after reporting the issue;
📎REMEMBER: ALL 📝MADE TO ORDER ITEMS including SOLID GOLD JEWELRY are 🚫NOT RETURNABLE 🚫unless THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR ORDER 🚫
🚫Jewelry damaged due to not following care instructions is not eligible for return or exchange-STRICTLY🚫
🟣OPAL PHOTO DISCLAIMER:
▪️Each Opal is very unique and special. Just like you are. That’s why we love them.
But this gemstone has certain features that make it very hard or impossible to objectively represent them via photos and videos with a degree of absolute precision. Please keep this in mind when you are looking through the available items and the listing images. The item you will receive is going to LOOK DIFFERENT from the listing photos and videos, but THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NORMAL and is to be expected from any natural opal due to its very nature and physical properties;
▪️Being the true chameleons, natural opals change their visible colors depending on the slightest changes in the lighting environment, camera angle, movement and everything else around them.
Even if the two opals have extremely similar features, they still will offer their own unique way of interacting with the light, which is what defines this gemstone and gives it its "personality". And just like people, opal’s personalities are very unique and are ALWAYS CHANGING depending upon their surroundings;
▪️The play of color in any natural opal results from a process of constant interaction between the light and the opal’s complex inner structure producing that unique combination of colors that we know as visible “fire”. It is not only unique to each individual opal, but is produced following the movement and the changes in the surrounding light - without the light you cannot see opal’s fire at all, because light is what creates the play of color. That’s why every opal’s appearance depends upon its continuous interaction with the light which produces different color combinations, determines the brightness, fire intensity etc., Even the very same opal is going to look different from its own photos depending on the lighting environment that exists around it at each specific moment;
▪️Even making a video does not provide a solution to this problem, because of the exposure related artifacts that either dampen all colors and the opal’s natural vibrancy or exaggerate these qualities in other cases. This happens whenever camera settings cannot readjust fast enough to capture fast changes in color brightness that inevitably result from continuous movement. This particularly affects white opals of the highest quality grade that look overexposed and colorless: they only show bright white color with little to no visible colors or glow - nothing can be more different from what you will see in real life;
🟣PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERY:
▪️A collection of video clips and photos of different opal jewelry: items that I have made or sold previously, new or current pieces that are not yet listed, design suggestions, ideas and examples for custom orders - get to know what the jewelry I make looks like and get inspired to create your own custom piece based on the existing designs created for my brand;
▪️Each item I create is always made with care, attention and love. I try to approach my work with a positive mindset of gratitude for this unique 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 wear that piece of jewelry as a symbol of a life changing event or as precious memory that they will carry with them through years!
▪️This is an amazing experience for me as well and I want you to know how much I appreciate your support of my work: my one-person-run business EXISTS ONLY THANKS TO YOUR FEEDBACK AND YOUR KIND REVIEWS!
❤️ PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO SUPPORT MY BUSINESS - I NEED YOUR FEEDBACK RIGHT NOW MORE THAN EVER ❤️
5-7 business days
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
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.
- 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.
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
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.
- 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 can be fully appreciated only when seen in real life. Besides any slight change in the light angle causes complete change in the opal’s appearance and visible colors
- 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 precious metals: 10k, 14k solid gold and 925 sterling silver. My favorite gemstone has always been Ethiopian Welo Opal, but now I also use moissanite to create my jewelry. Both fiery gemstones are very different but are satisfying to work with as they are capable of creating a flawless piece of beauty and perfection to be the result of my creative effort. I do not settle for mediocre or ordinary: my jewelry is made with RARE and UNIQUE gemstones. I personally test precious metals and gemstones for authenticity, and guarantee that all materials used in my jewelry are safe, hypoallergenic, authentic and are original designs - never something that was mass produced or made to resell. My jewelry is original and offers true value.
I have recently introduced an initiative that allows everyone to have a custom made version of any item listed in my shop by changing the center gemstone into ANY GEMSTONE THAT THEY WANT. You can choose from a wide selection of birthstones and choose from any setting in my shop to create your perfect gift and mix and match pieces for making gifts for friends or family members or anyone - the idea is that the jewelry can be purchased for an AFFORDABLE PRICE and be created for you within the same processing time as the item in the listing. All of the gemstones I get are SUSTAINABLY SOURCED and are produced by small businesses that are usually local and family owned, so the process is very transparent and straightforward. Give it a try!
Now I am offering more moissanite jewelry than ever before due to the changes in the industry allowing me to purchase moissanite products that are CERTIFIED and come with a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY. The quality of the moissanite gemstones is INCREDIBLE, and the colors are absolutely stunning, so I have been working on my solid gold Bridal and Engagement Jewelry Collection featuring new and unique designs created with moissanite and natural opal in the same elegant style that I have always been offering to my customers: I adore dainty jewelry and I design with an open heart for everyone in mind, so my pieces are perfectly versatile and fit nearly any occasion. My craftsmanship and the gemstone quality is known for its highest standards.
Nov 23, 2023
Beautiful necklace, and good communication from seller.
Jan 20, 2023
The stone itself is wonderful and the setting and necklace are what I was expecting. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase and would recommend this seller to my friends.
Dec 22, 2022
Thank you for your product
Apr 14, 2021
It’s a beautiful piece. It looks smaller than I expected for the size, so order a big one. :)
Oct 26, 2020
The pendant and necklace are beautiful and very well made. Julie patiently answered any questions I had about black opals (first time buyer here) and has a wealth of info listed before purchase-highly recommend reading. I will keep her shop as a "favorite" and be a repeat customer. Highly Recommend!