14K Yellow Gold Ethiopian Opal-Set Ear Wire with Closed Ring



Description

This handcrafted 14-karat yellow gold ear wire has one 5 x 3mm pear-shaped Ethiopian opal cabochon in a bezel setting. Ethiopian opal features the signature vivid translucence and play of color typical of high-quality white opal that is comparable to sought-after Australian opal. The front of the earring features decorative twist-wire that adds visual interest. A closed ring makes it easy to add a drop or dangle for a custom design. If desired, use a rubber ear wire guard (available separately) to keep the finished earring in place on displays and earring cards and as protection for customers against loss. Sometimes called French wires or shepherd's hooks, this classic style is easy to work with and simple to wear—ideal for a variety of designs.


Specifications:
  • Dimensions : 23.0mmL
  • Quality marked
  • Country of origin : India
  • Metal type : Gold
  • Karat/purity : 14K
  • Post/wire size : .030"
  • Fabrication method : Fabricated
  • Style : Ear wire
  • Metal color : Yellow
  • Mounted stone(s) size(s) : 5 x 3mm
  • Ring(s) ID : .035"
  • Stone(s) shape : Pear
  • Jewelry Type : Earrings
Additional Specifications:
  • Stone enhancement: None (N)

Please Note: • Ethiopian opal is hydrophane (from the Greek meaning “water loving”) and absorbs liquids. Because of this, the stone can absorb liquids that will damage its color properties; any water it absorbs should dry in a day or two without damaging the stone. Be aware that oils, soaps and chemicals (including perfumes), if absorbed, may stain the stone, changing its color or damaging its signature play of light. Clean the stone with a soft cloth. Never clean using soap, chemicals, oil, steam or ultrasonics.

Catalog page: 2019-2020 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p.141