Natural black fire opal necklace designed with an optional element of a flower attached to the classic 4 prong cabochon pendant setting in rose gold finish over 925 sterling silver. The necklace features and a top quality AAA/AAAA grade black opal cabochon gemstone in 12x10mm size weighing approximately over 3 Ct in a polished cabochon cut with warm colored theme of the fire colors with a lot of red fire over dark base tone- the opal coloring looks best with the rose gold finish and the addition of the flower design makes it very elegant and pretty- suitable for a romantic gift or just something that might appeal to anyone being a versatile classic piece that can be made in any colored finish in solid 925 sterling silver.
🟪 THE OPAL:
▪️Origin: Earth-mined in a environmentally sustainable way, natural, without any chemical dyes;
▪️Handpicked, having no inclusions or defects;
▪️ Professionally hand cut to bring out the best fire colors;
▪️Solid gemstone - not a doublet or triplet, so it will not fall apart into pieces;
▪️ Beautiful play of color, a lot of red fire is visible (the rarest color in opals), dark base tone;
▪️ Selected to match the listing photos and description to be of equal or higher value but each opal is going to look different from one another in their coloring and fire patterns, which is normal variation;
▪️ Weight is approximately over 3 Ct for a 12x10mm dimensions.
▪️The pendant setting is a classic 4 prong made with solid 925 sterling silver and especially designed for long term wear with rhodium/white gold finish or 14k rose or yellow gold finish over silver which prevents tarnishing and offers resistance to micro scratches that occur during wear and tear.
▪️Metal finish that has a plating layer over solid 925 sterling silver is a new industry standard and requires minimum to no maintenance effort . Compared to the traditional 925 sterling silver, this is a significant upgrade, so silver jewelry finally can be enjoyed longer and have a lustrous polished look to it, which does not require constant cleaning and never looks so perfectly smooth and made with hypoallergenic precious metals no matter what color finish you
▪️The necklace can be made with any other style that you can find in another listing or just a listing image from the store gallery. You can choose to have a classic pendant necklace with just a chain in any length you prefer - I am open to suggestions as long as they come from my own shop photos, so I have everything in stock for you!
▪️Solid gold version is listed separately, and is available as a classic pendant necklace only - you can send me a message with your inquiry if you are interested:)
🟪 THE CHAIN:
The chain has the same upgraded finish over solid 925 sterling silver as the pendant setting, and features an extension chain with an opal bead attached to its end.
This little detail surprisingly makes a significant difference: the necklace will look so exquisite when you present it in a jewelry box arrangement: a truly beautiful unique gemstone with a matching bead on the side looks like a very thoughtful gift that you can present to anyone and be certain that it will be loved and appreciated.
The necklace is unique and original enough but it is also versatile elegant and is made with great craftsmanship - enjoy it with someone special or make a great first impression - you will be happy with it 🎁
The fire has a wide range of colors with mostly red color being dominant, which is the feature that is being sought for in black opals and adds value to the necklace.
The fire is very bright and full of intense flashes of color observed during movement as the opal interacts with the light.
▪️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. Each item is made to only to order, 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 and I also might need to reorder some silver settings as well;
▪️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;
▪️Your item will be shipped with a beautiful velvet jewelry box, a 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 prefer to use rhodium or white gold plated solid 925 sterling silver, which is greatly superior to regular silver and offers better looking highly polished and durable finish that is resistant to tarnish and micro damage while requiring minimal maintenance care;
▪️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;
🟣GENERAL RETURN POLICY:
‼️YOU WILL ALWAYS RECEIVE A REFUND IF SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR ORDER.‼️
▪️My general approach towards this subject is that it is always better to be kind than to be right, so I will always treat my customers with respect, kindness and understanding, and will try to do my best to remedy any situation if it is within my ability to do so.
▪️However, you will need a VALID REASON to request a return showing that you received an item with a defect or made incorrectly;
All returned items have to be in their ORIGINAL UNWORN CONDITION with THE SIGNATURE TAG ATTACHED. Please contact me within 3 days after receiving your order to report any issues with it;
🟣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 represent them via photos and videos. 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 appearance significantly depending on the slightest changes in the lighting environment, camera angle, movement and everything 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 is constantly changing following every subtle movement that results in a different way the light interacts with the the opal’s complex inner structure to produce what we call visible “fire”. This interaction happens as a process in time occurring very quickly, so every moment the play of color looks completely different from the moment before that. Even the same opal is going to look different from its own photos depending on the current lighting environment that exists around it;
▪️Even making a video does not provide a solution to this problem either, because of the exposure related artifacts that either dampen all color or exaggerate it in some cases. because camera settings cannot readjust as fast as the opal can change its appearance in response to the changes in the light angle;
🟣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!
🟣MY WORK ETHICS:
▪️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! ❤️
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.