Opal TripletEarrings in 9Kt yellow gold 8x6mmPredominantly Red/Multicoloured
Opal TripletEarrings in 9Kt yellow gold 8x6mmPredominantly Red/Multico
All Natural, All Australian. A triplet is made from 100% natural materials. It contains no dyes, treatments or plastics. As all opals are different (no two are alike) it is extremely difficult to find earring pairs. Opal triplets can be a fantastic alternative to solid stones as they are so much cheaper than solid black opals. Solid opals with the same appearance as an opal triplet can be ten times the price for exactly the same size, colour and shape!. Triplet earrings are formed from solid white and crystal Opals that are sliced into fine layers. A thin slice of Opal is then carefully placed on a layer of natural Australian black Opal “potch” (Opal without colour). This gives the Opal the same effect that a dark thundercloud has when it passes behind a rainbow. The colours (due to the black background) have a higher refractive index so the colours ‘jump’ out. On top of this is placed a layer of Quartz Crystal. Because all of the layers have the same coefficient of expansion they are guaranteed NOT to delaminate (come apart) over time. This lifetime guarantee means that you can enjoy these while swimming, bathing or washing the dishes, they are resilient, durable and beautiful. Technical Specifications Genuine Natural Australian Gem Crystal Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica SiO2•nH2O consisting of spheres of silicon dioxide molecules arranged in regular, closely packed planes. Backed by Australian Black Opal ‘potch’ and capped with a cabochon layer of silica quartz. The three layers have the same coefficient of thermal expansion and are guaranteed for life against delamination. Guaranteed free of dyes and artificial colour. "No Fakes, No Plastic"