A pair of colourful triplet opal stud earrings in a fine 4 claw setting , with the claws reaching out from a rim of silver. The opal is oval, predominately blue and green with flashes of red and orange, and the opal measures 10X 8mm. Perfect for that special occasion!
Triplet opal is a fine layer of Australian light opal that has been bonded onto a dark backing with a domed layer of clear quartz over the opal to protect it. Triplet opals are a fraction of the cost of solid opals, yet they display all the vivid colours. It is important not to wear triplet opal 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 opal 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.