We have two pairs of Australian Opal drop earrings.
One pair is a doublet and the other pair is solid Opal.
Doublets are slices of opal glued to a black backing, designed to imitate the appearance of a solid black opal. Adhering the slice of opal to a black backing causes the colour to become much darker and more vibrant.
Both pairs of our Australian Opal Drop earrings have sterling silver bezels and hooks. They measure 10mm x 7mm x 3mm.
The first picture is of the solid Opal. The second is the doublet Opal.
Opal is the nation gemstone of Australia. We produce 97% of the world's supply, with much of it coming from Coober Pedy or Lightning Ridge. Opal is the birthstone for October and is considered to be a very lucky gemstone.