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.
🟪 PROCESSING TIME:
▪️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.
▪️I don’t have solid gold inventory, so I have to have extra time for ordering solid gold settings and I might occasionally need to reorder regular 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, but you have to leave a note for me with the DEADLINE when you need your item to arrive;
🟪 MADE TO ORDER:
▪️Each “made to order” piece of jewelry is made especially for you, and requires just about as much time, effort and personal involvement as you would need to make a “custom” order, so the terms are interchangeable in most cases, since the jewelry is being made from scratch and would not have existed if it was not ordered by a customer. This is a good thing, because you want your item to be actually handcrafted for you with attention to character detail and reasonable amount of perfectionism that lacks in mass produced goods made only for commercial profit devoid of any personality or creativity.
▪️If it does take a bit LONGER to make - it only means that it was made BETTER, and not rushed when there’s no apparent reason t for it;
🟪MATERIALS AND QUALITY STANDARD:
▪️This shop has always had a high quality standard when it comes to the opals I select for the inventory that’s listed on here as well as the level of craftsmanship. I offer my best pieces and my favorite designs through this shop which is my own little corner of personal happiness and beauty that I share with the world.
▪️I use only my own jewelry settings that I myself created for my jewelry line which are later professionally manufactured according to my specifications and fit my requirements and my quality standard. The materials are ONLY authentic precious metals and handpicked top quality grade or, oftentimes, rare natural opals or other gemstones.
▪️I run authenticity tests on every new batch of supplies from all new sources and verify that their business practices are not in conflict with my own ethical views. At least I try to, as, let’s be honest, positively verifying something like that is next to impossible being a private individual with limited access to information resources.
▪️ I don’t sell fakes, drop shipped junk, stuff made by others or anything that I myself would have a problem with buying: this is the place where I bring my best to, and I hope you will enjoy it;
🟪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.
‼️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 always need a VALID REASON to request a return in the first place meaning that if your order fulfilled correctly, I cannot accept back your item simply because you changed your mind about your purchase.
▪️Please try to view this from my perspective, and understand that handmade items should have an entirely different approach towards returning them, because they involve someone’s personal losses of their time and any supplies that are irreplaceable. As much as I myself enjoy Amazon’s return policy, I am unable to offer the same to my customers unless it directly involves my own mistake that resulted in a defect or a significant delay.
▪️ RETURN PROCESS is explained in the post below:
💟Each item I create is always made with care, attention and love. This started as a passion and not as a business, and I am really trying bring that passion into my work at every level and in every aspect.
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 think of this piece of jewelry as a symbol of a life changing moment or a 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 YOUR 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
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.