Fiery Opal Hoops
~Hand hammered hoops.
~Fiery Ethiopian opals.
~Hoops measure approximately 1 1/4" in diameter at their largest point.
~Earrings measure approximately 2 1/4” from the top of the hook to the opal gemstone.
A little about my Ethiopian opal..
This piece is created with a particular kind of opal called Hydrophane Opals. All opals contain water, some up to 20%. In Hydrophane Opals, the amount of water fluctuates based on things like humidity, weather, chemicals, and contact with water. When an opal's water contents change, so can the opal's color. (It's a modern-day mood ring!)
To avoid color change:
- Don't fully submerge your opal in water.
-Avoid exposing opals to extreme weather and extreme light + dark.
- Store opal jewelry in a sealed container.
-Do not use chemical cleaners and take opals off before applying makeup or hair products.
- I don't recommend this piece for everyday wear. Instead, reach for it when you want to sparkle up an especially dull day.
Remember, color change isn't necessarily a bad thing. It can make your pieces look even more enjoyable. If you have specific questions contact me here.