We prefer Australian opals, especially those from Lightening Ridge, as we find them to be less delicate. But mostly when we think about opals we love the variety- that one of a kind fire color formation. Also, there’s an uncovering process. Rough opals are covered in a sediment so you are not typically sure what you have underneath. We try to cut them to maximize the fire and frame the fire color, almost like framing a picture.
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Australian Opal Rings
Australian Opal Earrings
We offer stud and hook earring styles, as well as earring drops which can be worn with our hooks and studs. Studs come in two sizes, which can be seen here
. Hooks and drops vary in size depending on the specific stone, Large studs and hooks are made of 14k rose and white gold and 18k yellow with a 14k yellow gold earwire. Small studs are all 14k yellow gold.
Australian Opal Pendants
Our pendants are made with either small or large size stones. Small stone pendants range from 5mm-10mm and large pendants are 10mm-20mm. We sell them without a chain or with a 16, 18, 20" 14k box or cable chain. The box chains are sparkly and dainty whereas the cable chains are sturdy and better for larger stones, as can be seen here
. Small pendants are typically made of 14k yellow, rose and white gold, large pendants are typically 14k rose, and white and 18k yellow gold.
Australian Opal Cuffs
Our cuffs are made with small or large size stones. The cuff itself is made of oxidized sterling silver with our gold blend embedded into it. The settings are typically 14k yellow gold but sometimes include other colors and carat weights.
ORDER YOUR AUSTRALIAN OPAL PIECE:
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Photos are examples of our aesthetic and how the stone will look in a finished piece. There is always variation in everything we make. You’ll receive an email within 24 hours of purchase to discuss any details about your piece.
Please see Jewelry Information link and footnotes for information on frequently asked questions.
Please give us about four weeks to make your Variance jewelry
Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-346-6758