These precious raw opals have been electroformed in copper. Either choose to keep yours copper, or have it fine silver plated or heavy gold plated.
They have a sterling silver post and sterling silver ear nut.
The opals are approximately 5-6mm.
Please allow for variance between earrings, as no two are the same :)
Opal an emotional stone reflecting the energy of the wearer, promoting freedom and independence. Aiding in memory and expressing your “true self”. October Birthstone
Your earrings will come packed up in a little box, ready for gifting.
*note, the model is wearing the Abalone version of this earring.
Electroforming is the process of building up copper deposits on any object. The process can be very slow and it almost has a mind of its own. Sometimes there are striations in the copper, sometimes pits, sometimes there are little copper spheres. The results are always beautiful and unexpected making each piece entirely unique. Each piece had been cleaned up by hand and finished in the tumbler. The copper is absolutely raw... no added chemicals or sealants.
Each stone is unique, just like you are. And your earrings will come in a little box with the stone's properties included, ready to be given as a gift as well! Sorry, all earring sales are final for reasons of hygiene and safety.
To maintain the finish as long as possible, avoid prolonged exposure to water, lotions, as well as harsh chemicals. The copper will oxidize and darken over time giving it a warm deep finish. This is natural and every oxidation is unique to the person who wears it and the environment in which they live. The copper grows with you. You can bring back the original sheen by gently rubbing it with a soft polish cloth. Greening may happen. It doesn't happen to everyone. I leave the metals raw to avoid causing any reactions to additional chemicals. The silver may darken over time. Gold does not tarnish