Ethiopian Opal & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings with Yellow Gold Accents
These charming earrings showcase stunning semi-precious 8mm x 6mm gemstones of natural Ethiopian opal, delicately complemented by 1mm x 1mm cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver, enchantingly accented with yellow gold.
Like other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.
A birthstone for the month of April first developed in the USSR in the 1970s, cubic zirconia is created from base substances found in extraterrestrial rock from both asteroids and the moon.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Orvieto Duomo, located in Orvieto in the Italian province of Terni, Umbria. Built high atop a wall of volcanic rock, this hidden gem of a city rises dramatically above a verdant paradise, the gorgeously ornate white façade of its medieval cathedral drawing visitors from afar to its romantic, cobbled streets.
35mm long (~1 1/4 inches), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.
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