Rose Cut Ethiopian Opal Stud Earrings
Rose Cut Ethiopian Opal stud earrings, October birthstone gift.
Every piece of jewellery tells a story, especially the jewellery you choose to celebrate the special events of your life. Treasured moments of wedding days, anniversaries and birthdays can be remembered in a beautiful piece of handmade, bespoke jewellery.
This precious Ethiopian Opal sparkles from the centre of a delicate sterling silver bezel cup stud setting. All stones display good play of colour, and as is common with Ethiopian material, the body is translucent and the play of colour appears to hang suspended in the stone. Lovely effect from the rose cutting, enhancing the colours which dance across the stone. These little stud earrings have a matching butterfly backs.
Stone size: 4mm
Gemstone shape: rose cut
These Ethiopian opals have an excellent fire going right across the colour spectrum when viewed in sunlight. Vibrant flashes of fire run through these semi precious gems; greens, blues, ultra-violets and reds.
Opal is the traditional birthstone for October and the star sign of Libra. It symbolises purity, hope and truth. Traditionally people gift opals on 14th wedding anniversaries, but today some also consider it the alternative gem for 12th anniversaries.
One of the many legends that surround the opal is an ancient Australian aboriginal story about the creator of the universe. According to the tale, the deity descended to Earth on a rainbow. Where he touched the ground, the stones began to shine in every imaginable colour and that’s how opals were born. Later on when opals reached ancient Europe, people continued to believe they had magical powers.
Zodiac: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces
Happiness / Abundance / Self-confidence / Positivity / Emotional and Spiritual Healer
Stone size: 4mm
Approx weight: 0.17 carats
Country of Origin: Ethiopia