ABSOLUTELY PERFECT over 7 Ct NATURAL FIRE OPAL PENDANT NECKLACE made with a flawless 7.5 Ct, 16x12 mm + size AAAA quality grade with rare glowing white base and stunning rainbow with beautiful fire throughout with lots of pink, orange, lavender and yellow green neon coloring.
The fire opal is a rare gem with very large size and uniform free of any defects or imperfections surface and lovely bright fire colors .
🟣 THE OPAL:
100% natural, earth mined, professionally hand cut and polished, solid, untreated and untouched by modern technology fire opal gemstone in a very large size without any defects or imperfections visible on the opal’s surface when viewed from any angle or under any lighting conditions.
The setting is a classic cabochon style 4 prong solid 925 sterling silver pendant setting with rhodium or white/yellow/rose 14k gold finish over. The plating layer is meant not only to create a positive esthetic effect but also to prevent tarnishing and micro scratches resulting from regular wear and tear. Rhodium is a precious metal that is particularly useful for this purpose and is used interchangeably with 14k white gold due to very similar look and properties of the two metals.
This opal is ONE OF A KIND necklace, and is as close to perfection as Nature would allow it in a wearable handmade piece of jewelry. It is unique, as everything that Nature creates, and will definitely make you very happy to have in your collection or to give this as a gift to that very special person ❤️🎁🎀
The optics in my camera can pick up the true colors of the opal, but require a professional photographer and I am not one of them, so I just keep trying to capture the essence of the opal and it’s beauty, but it is a very difficult task to represent the true colors of this gemstone as you can observe them in real life. This being said, the photos do not do justice to this amazing gemstone, and it can be truly appreciated only seen by your own eyes.
▪️METAL: default metal of choice is solid 925 sterling silver with 14k yellow or rose gold colored finish over applied for esthetic preference;
Or solid 925 sterling silver with rhodium/white gold finish applied for practical purposes over ALL sterling silver jewelry settings and chains whenever possible instead of regular 925 sterling silver;
▪️The PRACTICAL rhodium or white gold finish is meant not only to enhance the esthetic appeal but also is meant to prevent silver from tarnishing and micro scratches resulting from regular wear and tear.
Rhodium or white gold are used interchangeably (being both precious metals) to produce an upgraded quality of 925 sterling silver jewelry that features a more appealing look and a considerably more durable jewelry settings and components compared to just 925 sterling silver. Rhodium/white gold over 925 sterling silver requires minimum maintenance care and has become a new industry standard in 925 sterling silver jewelry manufacturing.
▪️SOLID GOLD: Solid 14k rose and yellow gold (might not be available in white gold) are available only for classic style necklace without any personalized options and takes min 2 weeks (solid gold items are not returnable unless there’s a mistake, a defect or something else is wrong with your order);
▪️STYLE: default style is a classic pendant necklace made with a 4 prong cabochon pendant setting and an adjustable 18” chain in solid 925 sterling silver with or without gold or rhodium finish over;
▪️FINISH: Rhodium or 14k yellow, rose or white gold over solid 925 sterling silver are available;
*Also available in bright polished non-plated solid 925 sterling silver metal finish as a clearance option for older settings and chains;
▪️OPTIONAL DESIGN FEATURES:
- A design element can be added to the necklace: a floral, Celtic or Victorian bail or connector;
- Another chain, satellite chain or a small charm necklace can be an optional design feature to create a unique custom multilayered necklace;
- Lariat style chain made with a custom connector design element is another style option that includes multiple variations to create one of a kind necklace;
- Matching pieces set that has another custom piece like earrings or a bracelet is a custom variation that can be added to the pendant necklace as well;
*please keep in mind that solid gold necklaces have a limited amount of customization options at this time;
▪️ALTERNATIVE CHAIN VARIATIONS:
- Default chain option is an adjustable 18” cable or box chain of uninterrupted length or featuring a small opal bead at the end as a finishing touch that adds a “gift box appeal” to the necklace when it is presented in a gift box🎁;
- Chain style options include cable, box, curb or snake but availability may change at different time;
*solid gold chains are usually box style and do not have any additional design features like an extension chain or an opal bead attachment and come only as a classic pendant necklace in 18” length;
🟪MATERIALS AND QUALITY STANDARD:
▪️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 every detail.
▪️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 unique and never look the same.
I did my fair share of online shopping to understand how rare it is to find a real quality jewelry - if you think that a cheaper price will bring you the same or almost the same item, you are making a mistake especially when it comes to certain countries and many Etsy sellers who drop ship mass produced goods and pass them for “handcrafted” items. I put as much time into creating each “made to order” piece as is necessary to bring it to achievable perfection.
▪️It came to my attention that my photos are being used by other sellers on Etsy and eBay offering the same items for a quarter of the price.
Well… They cannot make the items they show, because it is not their product…
It is mighty hard to get your money back from the country with unreliable postal services, because you cannot return what you bought, and the scammers count exactly on this factor to deny you refund, so you will never see your money again.
It happened to me multiple times, and I hope that you are going to be smarter than that to trust anyone who steals photos from another seller.
I would greatly appreciate if you let me know when you come across any accounts using my pictures in their listings - I will reward you for your help!❤️
* The photos are the property of Kissed by fire jewelry brand and cannot be reproduced or copied without my permission.
🟪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.
🟪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.
🟪NATURAL OPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ISSUES - 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, that colors of the opal are constantly changing depending on the light angle, intensity and other factors, and the item you purchased 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. The selection is made with a lot of attention to a variety of features and characteristics that are seen in a certain price category, and the stone I select will have the same value as the stone depicted in the listing photos. No opal is picked randomly without scrutiny and thorough comparison.
▪️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 at different angles - without the light you will not be able to see any fire. This is NORMAL for the black opals, and is not a sign of lower value or inferior quality.
This interaction with the light source 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 SEE THE SAME OPAL LOOK DIFFERENT UNDER LOWER LIGHTING CONDITIONS. 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.
▪️ANY natural opal will look much BRIGHTER UNDER ARTIFICIAL LIGHT and SIGNIFICANTLY DULLER UNDER THE NATURAL LIGHT. That’s how you can tell that it is INDEED A NATURAL OPAL.
Opal is always changing its colors and never shows the exact same combination of colors with the same level of brightness, so expecting it to look like ANY PHOTO is simply unrealistic.
When an opal is seen in motion it looks entirely different almost every second following any minute changes in the angle of light, SO MOVEMENT IS WHAT CREATES THE PLAY OF COLOR.
Please be prepared to see a MORE SUBTLE BEAUTY, which will reveal the full spectrum of its potential under direct light source such as a simple table lamp.
▪️ For those who favor RED COLORS IN A BLACK OPAL: please remember that it is NOT a garnet or ruby, and the PRIMARY COLOR is going to be BLACK, so there’s only so much red you can expect to see in an opal. It is limited due to the fact that it is also the MOST RARE of colors that you can find in any opal.
🟪WHITE OPALS ARE USUALLY AND SADLY UNDERESTIMATED:
▪️A WHITE OPAL OF HIGH QUALITY GRADE IS SIGNIFICANTLY BRIGHTER AND OFFERS MORE VIBRANCY AND ELECTRIFYING INTENSITY OF COLOR compared to the black variety.
▪️Unlike the black opals which tend to look BETTER THAN REAL LIFE, the WHITE OPALS LOOK MUCH MORE BLAND compared to their real life self. The white reflective base tone simply blinds the camera and sends too much light into its path especially with the best opals…..
It is a MONUMENTAL TASK to capture the actual beauty of the best quality grade white opal OBJECTIVELY - I do my best, but it’s really hard, which is why I take long time to post fresh listings…..
▪️I try to be as honest and objective in my description as I possibly can, and I write A LOT to warn buyers of any possibility of misjudgment or a misunderstanding.
I apologize if I do come short in this task occasionally, but it is not done intentionally - trust me that I enjoy a headache with returns and complains as much as you do, so please enjoy your shopping and your jewelry by being properly and honestly informed!❤️
▪️ I hope it’s going to be a fun and exciting experience for you, and luckily, I do have many wonderful customers whom I appreciate and owe my gratitude!😊
It is A HUGE honor to be trusted with creating a piece of jewelry for someone’s special life moments or their loved ones and I do understand that responsibility very clearly. 🙏🏻
🟪RETURN POLICY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS:
‼️YOU WILL ALWAYS RECEIVE A REFUND IF SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR ORDER.‼️
❤️ IT IS BETTER TO BE KIND THAN TO BE RIGHT!❤️
This is the lesson I have learned from working on my shop and I am a better person now than I used to be:)
🟪 However, you must have a VALID REASON for requesting a return: please read Etsy policy on disputes, because it contains all the major points I included in my own return policy such as these:
▪️Not meeting expectations is NOT a valid reason for requesting a return (please see Etsy’s rules for disputes and cases)
▪️Items that have been altered by another jeweler, accidentally damaged or broken significant time after the delivery or since the moment when the buyer’s took possession of the jewelry - the item is NO LONGER the seller’s responsibility. A buyer alone is responsible for the safety, protection and proper care for their belongings both legally and financially including having them repaired or restored to their original state if they break.
▪️I give two weeks to request an exchange or free repair (in other words, a warranty), and three days to request a refund if a significant defect is noted.
▪️ Custom made items that require purchasing additional materials (solid gold pieces) are not eligible for return;
▪️Items involving issues of personal hygiene such as earrings are not returnable;
▪️ In case of the jewelry ARRIVING DAMAGED or with a SIGNIFICANT DEFECT that had resulted FROM MY ACTION, MISTAKE OR OMISSION, you will be fully reimbursed for the inconvenience or will get your order exchanged or repaired free of charge to you and according to the original description.
PLEASE SIMPLY CONTACT ME IF SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR ORDER.
Please try to keep the ATTACHED TAG to determine the timing when the damage occurred.
▪️ THE TAG:
To eliminate unnecessary guess work from the return process I document the condition of the jewelry before it is shipped out to a buyer by taking very high resolution photos and videos of each piece while I have it in my possession.
The photos have an identifiable tag attached to the jewelry showing the date , customer initials and my signature.
Please do not take the tag off until you inspected the jewelry for defects and are certain that you will keep it.
▪️ RETURN PROCESS is fully explained in this category of “MUST READ” posts:
❤️Each item I create is always made with care, attention and love. This started as a passion, continued later as a hope and only evolved into a business later after getting some positive feedback and support from people.
I try to approach my work with a lot of genuine care and perfectionism, which goes into every aspect of my work.
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 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:
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART❤️ FOR YOUR INTEREST AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF MY WORK - I WOULD HAVE NEVER FOUND MY TRUE PATH WITHOUT YOU! 💙
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 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.
Feb 1, 2019
Stunning opal! Julie took great care in sending me pictures and videos of the opal prior to shipment, and even suggested some that might pair well with this very unique and gorgeous stone. 10/10 would buy from her shop again. Highly recommend for gorgeous, quality opals.