Where to Buy the Best Opal Earring Online
Here you will find brilliant opal earrings for women. This page showcases a variety of styles and a range of prices. If you are looking for inspiration for a gift for someone you love, a pair of opal earrings might be just what you are looking for. You can choose from stud and dangle earrings.
Opals are the birthstone of anyone born in October and they are also associated with the Zodiac signs Aries, Cancer and Scorpio.
These earring make wonderful gifts for any occasion, birthdays and anniversaries, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s day as well as Christmas. Scroll through to take your pick from the very best opal earring you can buy online.
Natural Opal Stud Earrings for Women
These Opal earrings feature genuine opals set in sterling silver by reputable jewelers. These are beautiful earrings that will catch the light an delight everyone with the rich play of colors. The perfect gift for anyone who loves opals or fine jewelry.
As you can see, the earrings on the left have a screw-on back to help insure they will not pull out of your ear easily, which will help avoid loss. The opal earrings on the right have a “friction” post.
Genuine Australian Opal Stud Earrings
Every opal is slightly different and, although they are carefully matched, they may vary slightly from the ones illustrated. Set in 14k yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold. These genuine Australian opal earrings would be a lovely addition to any woman’s jewelry wardrobe, especially if she loves opals.
Best Natural Opal Earrings on Sale – Perfect Jewelry Gift for Women
This is a set of lovely opal earrings. They are natural opals and seem to change color all on their own! These matched gems make up a beautiful earring set that will be the envy of every woman in the room.
10 Fun Facts About Opals
- Australia is by far the the largest producer of natural opals in the world.
- Opals grow in fissures and crevices.
- It is said that Australia has the most opals because it was at one time totally submerged when the water left it left behind abundant crevices for opals.
- Opals are thought to be over 60 million years old.
- According to tradition opals belong to the Australian Aboriginal dreamtime and are featured in many of their myths and legends.
- The Australian opal industry boomed from 1877 onward after the discover of the first black opals.
- Queen Victoria presented each of her daughter with opal jewelry on their wedding day which did much to start dispelling the myth that opals were unlucky.
- In medieval times blond women believed that opals kept their hair blond.
- Ancient Romans called opals “cupid paederos” which translates as ‘child as beautiful as love’.
- Jewels have been worn by women from the dawn of times to attract men, not least Queen Cleopatra who is thought to have used opals to attract Mark Anthony.
Be sure to see the proper care instructions for Genuine Opals at the bottom of this article.
Simulated Opal Jewelry
Simulated Opal Jewelry is extremely popular since it has all of the beauty and fire, if not more so, of a very expensive natural Opal.
Opal are really hard to beat when it comes to beauty with they gorgeous play of sparkle and colors.
If you thought Opals were only a milky white, than you are mistaken. The white opals are simply more commonly seen because they are less expensive. These simulated opals are a awesome replication of an expensive natural opal.
Fine Created Opal Stud Earrings for Women
These stud earrings feature created fire opals and are set in 10 karat yellow gold. The simulated opals are finely matches and come to you with their own gift box. These are created opals are very reasonable priced and a great way to have the look of real opals.
More Natural (Real) Opal Earrings – Drop or Dangle Earrings
Best Diamond and Opal Earrings on Sale
These dangle earrings are gorgeous! Any woman wearing these is guaranteed to feel sexy and elegant and be the attraction of any room. The long dangle earrings are designed to attract attention. Each lever back earring features a strand of genuine diamond with a pear-drop opal. Set in 14k gold, these earrings have a diamond gem weight of 0.10 carats and an opal gem weight of 1.54 carats.
The perfect gift to give the woman in your life.
Created Opal Dangle or Drop Earrings
All of these earrings are created opals. As you can see for yourself, all of the setting are quite pretty and feature the created opal dropping or dangling at the bottom end of the earrings. They are all accented with cubic zirconia or small diamonds.
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Proper Care for Natural or Genuine Opals
When you purchase natural or genuine opals, you need to know that natural opals will dry out. To preserve the gem, you will need to treat them regularly with mineral oil.
To apply mineral oil on an opal, you simply rub the oil on it with your finger and allow the opal to drink in the needed nutrition. Be sure to treat the back of the opal to the best of your ability. Often, jewelers will leave the back open on a setting just for that reason.
One final note about preservation, you may be tempted to soak opals in the oil. However, never soak or store the gems in the mineral oil.