Sterling Silver Ethiopian Opal-Set Ear Wire with Closed Ring


Description

This handcrafted sterling silver ear wire is bezel-set with one pear-shaped 5 x 3mm genuine faceted Ethiopian opal stone and has a beaded detail above the stone. This Ethiopian opal stone features the signature vivid translucence and play of color typical of high-quality white opal that is comparable to sought-after Australian opal. 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 : 20.3mm
  • Quality marked
  • Country of origin : India
  • Metal type : Sterling silver
  • Purity : .925
  • Wire size : .031"
  • Fabrication method : Handcrafted
  • Style : Ear wire
  • Mounted stone(s) size(s) : 5 x 3mm
  • Ring(s) ID : .040"
  • 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.
IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling chains by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.

Catalog page: 2019-2020 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p. 497