Lorraine: Gorgeous, elegant and very hard to find 8mm White Opal Ball Stud Earrings on solid 14K Gold posts. Made with created Australian Fiery White Opal these are a gorgeous addition to any wardrobe and an ideal gift as the birthstone for October. For those that aren't aware of it, created Opals are actually preferred to natural opal for many jewelry items. Natural Opal is not particularly well-suited to being used in jewelry since it's a relatively soft gemstone, breaks easily and has to be protected from sunlight, many chemicals and requires regular, ongoing care and maintenance.
Condition: Brand New.
Item Weight: Approx. 1.6 grams for the set.
Key Dimensions: Each earring measures about 8mm in diameter (or about 1/3").
Metal Components: Solid 14K White Gold; 100% lead and nickel free.
Style or Setting: Ball stud post earrings for pierced ears.
ABOUT THE GEMSTONES:
Gemstone Cut: Half-drilled Round Ball.
Gemstone Size: Approx. 8mm in diameter (other sizes may be shown for display purposes only).
Gemstone Type: AAA Grade created Australian Fiery White Opal.
About our Ball Stud Earrings: We use only half-drilled gemstones in our ball stud earrings. You are ensured of a much stronger mounting since the posts/pegs are set into (or inside) the stones.
Additional Sizes: We typically stock these in even sizes ranging from 4mm up to 12mm. All of the sizes are also available on 14K Yellow Gold and 925 Sterling Silver posts; please see our other items for those listings.
Notes: Items in images may appear larger than actual size. The friction back (butterfly clutch) design may vary depending on product availability. Kate, our model, is shown with the 8mm size.