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14K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings

220.00
!4K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings by Beloved Little Lamb
!4K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings by Beloved Little Lamb
!4K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings by Beloved Little Lamb
!4K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings by Beloved Little Lamb
!4K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings by Beloved Little Lamb
!4K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings by Beloved Little Lamb
!4K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings by Beloved Little Lamb
!4K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings by Beloved Little Lamb

14K Rose Gold and Ethiopian Opal Snake Stud Earrings

220.00

Tiny snakes coil around a pair of Ethiopian opal cabochons in these 14k rose gold earrings. I carved the snakes out of jeweler's wax, and gave them delicate scales and little, round eyes. I then fabricated a pair of bezels for 4mm stones out of silver sheet and wire, and soldered them inside the snake's curves, and cast them in rose gold. I then set a pair of Ethiopian opals full of bright flashing pastel colors into them.

These opals are a little different form the boulder opals you may be familiar with. From jtv.com: "Australian opals are sedimentary in nature, forming in ancient sea beds, whereas Ethiopian opals originate from volcanic activity. All volcanic opal is called “hydrophane opal." The term hydrophane comes from the Greek words meaning “water-loving” and describes their ability to absorb water and change from opaque or semi-translucent to translucent or transparent."

So if you wear them in the shower, they might look a little different afterwards while they dry out, but they will not be harmed.

They are lightweight, yet are substantial-looking on the ear, and are a perfect everyday stud earring.

They are about 5/8" across, or just under 1 cm, with a 4mm cabochon Ethiopian, or Welo opal.

14k rose gold, with 14k rose gold post and a 14k rose gold earring back.

Made by hand in Brooklyn.

Ships in a gift box. The gift box lining paper may be different that what is pictured, but will be just as pretty!

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Tiny snakes coil around a pair of Ethiopian opal cabochons in these 14k rose gold earrings. I carved the snakes out of jeweler's wax, and gave them delicate scales and little, round eyes. I then fabricated a pair of bezels for 4mm stones out of silver sheet and wire, and soldered them inside the snake's curves, and cast them in rose gold. I then set a pair of Ethiopian opals full of bright flashing pastel colors into them.

These opals are a little different form the boulder opals you may be familiar with. From jtv.com: "Australian opals are sedimentary in nature, forming in ancient sea beds, whereas Ethiopian opals originate from volcanic activity. All volcanic opal is called “hydrophane opal." The term hydrophane comes from the Greek words meaning “water-loving” and describes their ability to absorb water and change from opaque or semi-translucent to translucent or transparent."

So if you wear them in the shower, they might look a little different afterwards while they dry out, but they will not be harmed.

They are lightweight, yet are substantial-looking on the ear, and are a perfect everyday stud earring.

They are about 5/8" across, or just under 1 cm, with a 4mm cabochon Ethiopian, or Welo opal.

14k rose gold, with 14k rose gold post and a 14k rose gold earring back.

Made by hand in Brooklyn.

Ships in a gift box. The gift box lining paper may be different that what is pictured, but will be just as pretty!