These stunning doublet opal earrings in sterling silver measure 10mm in a rounded triangular shape, and have a post and butterfly. The colour displays all the colours of the rainbow with a fabulous shimmering effect. Different colours are seen from different angles when moving around in different lights. The earrings weigh 2.9 grams total.
A doublet opal is a layer of Australian light opal backed onto natural stone. Depending on the colours they can be less than half the price of solid Australian opal. It is important not to wear doublet opals in water.
Australian solid opals are among the most precious gemstones in the world and are known for their eye-catching beauty and array of vivid colours. They range from 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Solid opals can be worn in water, however they do not like detergents, or any chemicals. It requires care when wearing so as to not scratch or break the stone.