14K Yellow Gold Cabachon Mexican Fire Opal Hinge Hoop Earrings
Opals, also known by Shakesphere as ‘the Queen of Gems,’ are one of the most beautiful gemstones in the world and are highly treasured in human history.
People often ask why throughout history the Opal gemstone has been considered a stone of great luck and good fortune. This is because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone due to the fact that it has the colour spectrum of all gemstones. Over the years as man began to modernize, Opals, like many gemstones became a symbol of ultimate wealth and prestige.
From Mark Antony and Cleopatra to John Davison Rockefeller who had a famous collection of opal claiming they give him inspiration. At the time he was the world’s richest man.
Opal is also found among crowns of Kings. For example, refined specimens of opal were added to the crown jewels of France, and the Holy Roman Emperor’s crown contained an opal stone. Queen Victoria was widely known to absolutely adored opals. She had many collections and wore them throughout her reign. Even to this present time, many royals and heads of state own still wear the gorgeous gem in their attire.
With these earrings, you are sure to both look and feel like royalty!
Weight: 3.69 g
Length: 6.1 mm
Width: 8.45 mm
Metal Purity: 14k
Finish State: Polish
Metal Color: Yellow Gold
Opal Type: Mexican Fire Opal
Opal Count: 18 (Nine Per Ear)