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2.0 ct Ethiopian Opal Stud Earrings in 18k Gold

2.0 ct Ethiopian Opal Stud Earrings in 18k Gold

$515.00Price

Main Stone: Precious Opal

Category: Hydrated Silica

Color: White with Rainbow Play of Color

Cut: Cabochon

Clarity: Translucent

Shape: Round

Weight: 2.0 ct

Enhancement: None

Origins: Ethiopia, East Africa

 

Metal Type: 18k White/Yellow Gold

Metal Weight: 2.40 grams

Setting Type: Prong

Backing: Screw back post

Metal Finish: Bright Polished

Make: Handcrafted in Tanzania

Color
  • Care for Opal Jewelry

    Opal is a precious gemstone that when cared for correctly will last a lifetime and can be handed down throughout generations. Opals are more delicate than other gemstones, but they can still be worn daily as long as some simple rules are followed. Remove your opal jewelry before playing sports, gardening, household cleaning and bathing. Avoid knocking or scraping the stone; protect it from scratches and blows. Remember, exposed corners can chip. Opals should never be subjected to harsh cleansers or an ultrasonic cleaning. They should also not be exposed to abrasive chemicals, acids or oils. Instead, softly rub with facial tissue or a piece of silk. Clean gently with mild detergent in room-temperature water and a soft toothbrush or cloth, and rinse to remove any residue. Opals are very porous; do not soak them, and never immerse a doublet or triplet. Even though opals contain water (up to 20%), they may become brittle. It’s imperative that they aren’t stored too dry or exposed to heat over a long period of time, causing them to crack and craze. With this in mind, store your opal jewelry in a padded cloth bag. For long-term storage, place the opal in cotton wool with a few drops of water and seal in a plastic bag. Keep in a dark place.

  • Opal Mineral Info

    In ancient times, the opal was one of the most highly prized gemstones of all. Its ability to reveal all the colors of the rainbow and be diverse in appearance made it all the more valuable and luxurious. They can take on all kinds of colors, patterns, and levels of opacity. The two main varieties of opal stones are “precious opal” and “common opal.”

    Precious opals show what’s known as a “play of color.” The most valuable opals have the most visible, intense, and consistent color—a factor determined by how densely the stone’s silica spheres are packed and how consistent they are when it comes to shape and size. Beautiful varieties of precious opal are the black opal and the Australian boulder opal, Ethiopian opal, white opal, and fire opal. Common opals do not feature a play of color. Instead, they’re translucent or opaque, without those mesmerizing rainbow flecks. However, common opals come in many beautiful color varieties. Pink opal, blue opal, and green opal are all examples of natural opal stones classified in the “common opal” category.

  • Opal Spiritual Meaning

    Opal has always been associated with love and passion. It is a seductive stone that intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions. It can also act as an emotional stabilizer. Wearing an opal is said to bring about loyalty and faithfulness. It is also considered to enhance the creativity and artistic abilities of a person. Opal is believed to bring good fortune, peace, joy, and wealth to the wearer. Opal helps the wearer to have a pleasing personality. It assists in gaining self-confidence and utilize one's potential to fullest.

 

SHIPPING INFO

 

Safaris & Treasures items are shipped directly from our workshop in Tanzania. We offer FREE international shipping on orders over US $500. International orders with total amount below US $500 are charged a US $37 shipping fee. Shipments are insured and sent via DHL. Items are shipped within 3-5 days of receipt of payment. Please contact us for more information on estimated shipment delivery time of ordered items.

Your order comes with the following...

  • A surprise gift

  • Safaris & Treasures jewelry information card

  • Safaris & Treasures jewelry box

  • Third party gemstone certificate of natural origin (and/or grading report) for colored gemstone and diamond jewelry with retail price of more than US $1,000

  • One free ring resizing for rings

 

RETURN & REFUND POLICY

 

Items in original, unaltered, and unused condition may be returned or exchanged within 14 days of receiving the item. Returns and exchanges must be accompanied by the original packaging. A notice must be communicated to us via e-mail before shipping back the item to our workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Please do not send your purchase back without contacting us first at admin@safaris-and-treasures.com. The buyer is responsible for the return shipping fee and all possible taxes.

 

Restocking Fee: A restocking fee of USD 100 applies for orders canceled later than 2 hours after purchase and USD 150 for orders already shipped. This amount will be deducted from a full refund.

 

Special Orders: Custom pieces are made exclusively to your specifications, and therefore are not eligible for return or exchange. Several types of products are exempt from being returned or exchanged...

  • custom color combinations

  • custom design orders

  • earrings with push back posts converted to screwback earrings

  • customized items, individually designed jewelry

  • personalized items (items engraved per customer’s request)

  • items with individually sourced gemstones and made accordingly to specifications

  • if items have been made by an expedited (rush) request

 

Refunds: Once your return is received and inspected, we will send an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you whether you are approved for a full or partial refund. A restocking fee of USD 150 will be deducted from the refund amount. Then your refund will be processed and applied to your credit card or original method of payment.
 

Wrong Ring Size: Providing correct ring size is the buyer's responsibility. In most cases rings could be resized up or down depending on design. In case you got the ring size wrong,  you can ask your local jeweler to resize it for you. Or we can do it for you for USD 150, which includes resizing fee and shipping labels both ways.

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