All eyes will be on these captivating opal studs! These earrings' understated design allows the rich beauty of the opals to shine through, as they shift from fiery reds to blues to greens before your eyes. 14kt white gold earrings.
STUD: An earring that sits stationary on the ear and doesn't drop below the lobe.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.
Stones per Earring:
OPAL: With an iridescent luster that can reveal a beautiful kaleidoscope of color, the opal has inspired many myths and legends. A white opal with swirls of soft pastel shades is popular for jewelry, but opals also come in black and blue. Opal is the gemstone for October birthdays.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 5 mm)
These opal earrings have a lot of fire for the dainty size. I wear them in my 2nd hole and they are a perfect size. I am not a fan of butterfly post closures but these feel very secure.
Maggie's Mom | Shawnee, Ks | March 21, 2013
Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend!
3.0 out of 5.0
Understated is the word!
I was disappointed with the size of these earrings. The opals are nice, but they are VERY small. Even with gold settings, I would have expected more from Ross-Simons - but they are a gift and I am keeping them.
MaBelleSouth | East Texas | December 12, 2012
3.0 out of 5.0
Nice, but small
These were smaller than they appeared to be, but still very nice.