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.