Green fire. These rainbow dewdrops appear lit from within! Natural, high-grade Ethiopian Welo Opal on lightweight sterling silver French hook wires with a little matched opal accent bead on top. The bare beads catch the light from every angle. At 10mm long (bottom bead), these bright earrings are small enough to wear everyday.
Welo Opals are a fairly new find. Within the past 20 years, the discovery of these bright, volcano-born stones in Ethiopia has made this phenomenon more affordable and accessible. Ethiopian Opals typically have a light background and vivid yellow-orange to bright green fire. When worn against a dark background, shadows in the beads read is as milky blue.
Opal forms at low temperatures in the fissures of rock. Precious opal is composed of silica spheres and anywhere from 5% to 20% H2O!Ancient Greeks believed opal imparted prophetic and protective powers. It is one of October's birthstones.
Natural Opal is fragile. With a hardness of 5.5-6 and a brittle structure, all opal jewelry should be handled with care, stored in a safe place where it cannot be scratched, cracked, or exposed to extreme temperatures. It can be cleaned with a soft jewelry polishing cloth, which we will provide. Never use abrasives or cleansing solutions on opals. See our Jewelry Care page for more tips.
HEALING: creativity + self-worth + passion + spontaneity