Awesome boulder opal split, meaning 2 sides of the same stone... which is why they more than less make a mirror image, except that because it was ‘cracked’ in half, one side is more concave, and the other more convex. I love it when this happens so nicely.
This opal was mined near Quilpie in Southwest Queensland, Australia.
Because the ironstone/sandstone matrix of these opals is so hard, I make these earrings by drilling a hole in the top (approx. 3mm deep), and gluing a twisted post into the stone... so they are stuck in there very well.
Another advantage of this setting method is that it keeps the weight of the earrings down, so you can wear relatively ‘large’ opal earrings without them weighing your ears down.
The earring post has been made with palladium silver, so they are not only tarnish resistant, but also hypoallergenic. They are a top quality set of earrings.
If you have any more questions about these earrings, please feel free to message or call anytime...