Black fire opal round pendant necklace made with 925 sterling silver with or without rhodium plating and a matching chain in adjustable length with an opal bead at the end of the extension chain. This classic pendant can be made in a 14k rose, yellow or white gold finish over solid 925 sterling silver setting in any size between 5mm to 8mm diameter with a beautiful genuine black fire opal faceted round gemstone.
This particular listing is for the opal with primarily darker fire colors with green and blue predominant fire, so it has an earthly feel to it and is a different color theme compared to the many items I sell at this shop. Different people have different tastes and preferences, so green and blue coloring is simply more commonly occurring in natural opal but can produce quite an amazing display of fire colors that is worth noticing.
There are other colors present in the fire as well but to a lesser extent making the opal darker (red usually makes an opal look brighter): some red, yellow, orange and purple flashes occur in any opal with mostly darker blue base tone and vivid green flashes visible under any lighting conditions.
Red fire is the most desirable color in a natural opal as well as the most rare, and it determines how bright the overall play of color is, and the quality grade is higher for a brighter stone than it is for a darker one. However, many people might simply prefer other coloring in gemstones and the other important features of the opal are the same regardless of the primary coloring such as the cut, the craftsmanship of the jewelry piece itself and the quality is identical to the jewelry with brighter opals.
✅ QUALITY STANDARD:
🔶 Each and every opal I use to make my pieces is carefully selected for its beauty and brilliance - I try to bring you only the best natural opals I can source - you will find many listings with rare quality grade opals and many more very unique ones, which are truly one of a kind.
🔶 This store offers only high quality natural fire opals, so you will NEVER waste your money on another poor quality glass - like opal that has dull blue or green transparent colors with barely any visible fire in it.
You will receive a magnificent gemstone full of life and vibrant radiant colors of the full rainbow spectrum, which will not leave you disappointed. I love opals for a reason and would like you to experience their true surreal beauty at its best, so I constantly try to find the best quality opals to represent my best work and my signature jewelry line.
Although the prices for some items might be slightly higher than average for similar products you can certainly trust an “opalholic” if you are looking for something truly unique and rare.💎
🔶 Your item will arrive in a beautiful gift box with care instructions and a polishing cloth. I ship my orders with USPS Priority Mail, which takes up to 3 days to get delivered, and my processing time is set at two weeks only for situations when I am physically unable to work otherwise your order will ship pretty quickly.
✅ 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. Please browse through the videos to see what is available and appreciate the play of color in all of the opals I use.
🔶 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 2 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.
🔶 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.
🔴URGENT ORDERS DO NOT HAVE ANY SET PROCESSING TIME AND ARE FULFILLED BASED ON THE CURRENT INVENTORY/ SUPPLIES AVAILABILITY AND IF I AM ABLE TO FINISH YOUR ITEM TO MEET YOUR DEADLINE.
🔴 PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CONTACT ME TO FIND OUT WHEN YOUR ITEM CAN BE READY AND IF I AM AVAILABLE I WILL RESPOND TO YOU AS SOON AS I CAN.
🔴 It is possible that in some instances I will be able to fulfill your order 🔹 THE SAME OR THE NEXT DAY 🔹
🔴 I VALUE YOUR NEEDS AND RESPECT YOUR TIME, so I will always try to do my best to expedite your order. Unfortunately I am not always able to work every day, so please be understanding:)
🔶 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 joined to the silver by the strongest molecular bond. 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 noticeably affecting the overall quality of the item. Some very small inclusions or tiny imperfections are also sometimes present within a natural opal, but they are so small, that they are not visible with the naked eye. I do not use stones with visible defects to make my jewelry - this can occur only due to a mistake on my behalf., which I will be happy to correct as soon as you bring it to my attention.
🔶 Please DO NOT REMOVE THE SIGNATURE TAG from your item until you are certain that you are going to keep it and it meets your expectations. I accept returns but the jewelry should be unworn, which is indicated by the tag still being attached to the item. Earrings are not eligible for return due to hygienic reasons, but if it’s my fault that you are unhappy I will take them back of course.
✅ 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
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.
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.