Unique black opal necklace made with a natural fire opal cabochon cut gemstone set into a bezel setting with a lotus lariat design made with 925 sterling silver with 14k yellow gold finish over and a pretty extension chain that has a matching opal bead attached to its end - a finalizing detail that makes the necklace look so pretty in the jewelry box!
▪️ Origin: sustainably earth-mined, 100% natural, solid, not enhanced, hand - cut and polished;
▪️ Size: 11x8mm;
▪️ Weight: approximately 1.75ct;
▪️ Shape and Cut: oval cabochon
▪️ Brightness: 5
▪️Quality Grade: AAA+/AAAA shows rare brightness and uniform brilliance of the fire due to the abundance of red fire - the most desired and rare color in natural opals;
Since AAA is the standard quality grade FOR THIS PARTICULAR SHOP, I use the AAAA grade to indicate the really exceptional stones that are unique and extremely bright with intense fire
▪️ Metal: 925 sterling silver or 14k rose or yellow gold vermeil (gold filled over 925 sterling silver) finish;
▪️Setting: “wrap tite” style bezel setting in 925 sterling silver or 14k gold finish over;
▪️Chain: 925 sterling silver delicate cable chain with rhodium plated finish or 14K gold filled vermeil chain in a matching selected gold color;
▪️Extension chain - 2” - added to every opal necklace that I make featuring a small opal bead at the end. This feature is intended for gift items that look particularly appealing when arranged properly in a jewelry box with an extension chain placed on the right side of the necklace;
🟪PROCESSING AND SHIPPING:
▪️ Maximum processing time is set for 4 weeks, but USUALLY it takes me up to 2 weeks to fulfill an order that is not urgent or does not require re-ordering of materials such as solid gold items do;
▪️My default shipping method is Priority Mail by USPS, and it takes anywhere from 1-4 days on average to be delivered to you after I take it to the post office or it gets picked up from my house;
▪️During MAJOR HOLIDAYS such as Christmas processing time is reduced to JUST A FEW DAYS as well as during the month of OCTOBER when the processing time is THE SHORTEST due to most orders being gifts 🎁.
▪️I accept URGENT orders with strict deadlines, but you have to notify me of your time in the personalization section - if I can’t make the deadline, I will refund you after I receive the order, so you do not risk anything;
▪️ If your order has no time restrictions, it is advisable to allow me to use the time I need to make your jewelry, because handcrafted jewelry that is made from scratch and only to order has better quality of craftsmanship when more time and effort is put into making it;
🟪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 much 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 or
Red colored fire in an opal will not turn a black opal into a garnet - it is a BLACK opal, so please be prepared that the beauty of this gemstone is going to be SUBTLE especially at first, but quite fascinating in its own
▪️White opals look SIGNIFICANTLY BRIGHTER AND HAVE MORE VIBRANCY AND INTENSITY AS WELL AS MUCH LARGER RANGE OF COLORS MAKING UP THE GLOWING PLAY OF COLOR THAT LOOKS BETTER IN REAL LIFE THAN ON MOST IMAGES AND VIDEOS!
It is a monumental task to capture the actual beauty of the best quality grade white opal objectively.
You should remember this phenomenon when shopping for white opal jewelry particularly if it is a very high quality opal with white base - it reflects everything back and into the lens.
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 - my deepest gratitude for your support is another beautiful example of the interconnectedness of all things in the Universe. 🙏🏻
❤️THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART❤️ FOR YOUR INTEREST AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF MY WORK - I WOULD HAVE NEVER FOUND MY TRUE HOME 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.
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.