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Find the Best Opal Earrings at SuperJeweler!

Opal earrings make a great addition to one’s jewelry wardrobe. The colors of opal range across the spectrum. Opal can display a single color, two or three colors, or all the colors of the rainbow. Opals have what is called a play-of-color. This play-of-color is a result of opal’s unique optical body-color property of having tiny impurities within silica spheres suspended in the gemstone material. There are five major body-color types of opals: white opal (the most common), black opal, fire or Mexican opal, boulder matrix opal, and crystal or water opal. For sure, opal jewelry is beautiful and can complement most any color of outfit. Opal jewelry is the birthstone for October which makes it both a great birthday gift and push gift for that special October baby. Moreover, many cultures have credited opal with supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say that opals have fallen from the heavens in flashes of lightning. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem a symbol of hope, purity, and truth. Today, Superjeweler.com offers the best opal earrings with your choice of precious metals like gold, sterling silver, and platinum. You can also find several special opal earrings styled with diamonds. The prices at SuperJeweler.com are the best and can fit any budget.

Finding matching jewelry for opal earrings is easy at SuperJeweler.com. There are many different opal ring styles as well as necklace and bracelet styles that can easily be matched and make a fashion statement. You can buy a matching set all at once or buy opal earrings today, and the matching opal necklace, ring and bracelet for other special occasions. No matter how you might buy your jewelry, SuperJeweler.com always has the best selection and price.

 


Frequently Asked Question

  • What birthstone month is opal?
  • Opal is the traditional birthstone for October. Opal earrings make a great October birthday gift, but also a great October push present to the mother for the birth of an October baby. At SuperJeweler.com you will find a great selection of opal earrings at the best prices.

 

  • What color gold goes best with opal?
  • Opal’s color ranges across the spectrum. Opal can display a single color, two or three colors, or all the colors of the rainbow. Opals have what is called a play-of-color. Therefore, opal compliments white gold, sterling silver, and platinum, but it also, looks great in both yellow gold and rose gold. This makes opal earrings extremely easy to select and wear.

 

  • Is opal a good stone for earrings?
  • Opal earrings are great to wear and so are an opal bracelet, rings, and necklaces. Opals have a fair toughness, making them somewhat durable for everyday wear with special care. Like most gemstones, opals should not be subject to any hard blows or rough wear, but with proper care and maintenance an opal earrings can last for many years. Additionally, opal earrings must never be cleaned with any steam or ultrasonic machines.

 

  • Can you wear opal earrings every day?
  • Opal jewelry can be worn every day and compliment many colors of outfits. Opals have a fair toughness, making them somewhat durable for everyday wear with special care. Like most gemstones, opals should not be subject to any hard blows or rough wear, but with proper care and maintenance opal earrings can last for many years. Additionally, opal earrings must never be cleaned with any steam or ultrasonic machines. Try matching up and wearing the play-of-color spectrum of opal earrings with different colors in your wardrobe—a white or grey outfit with opals looks spectacular and polished. Opals also look great with greens, pinks, and blues. SuperJeweler.com has many opal ring styles at the best prices.

 


How to Choose Opal Earrings

How to Select the Gemstones for Opal Earrings

Opal gemstones for opal earrings can come in a variety of shape cuts and sizes, but most opals are cut in the oval or round cabochon shape. The cabochon shape is best described as rounded, convex, highly polish, and non-faceted on the top with a flat or nearly flat bottom.

The colors of opal range across the spectrum. Opal can display a single color, two or three colors, or all the colors of the rainbow. Opals have what is called a play-of-color. This play-of-color is a result of opal’s unique optical body-color property of having tiny impurities within silica spheres suspended in the gemstone material. There are five major body-color types of opals: white opal (the most common), black opal, fire or Mexican opal, boulder matrix opal, and crystal or water opal.

Color of Opal Gemstones
  • White Opal Gemstone
  • The White Opal is translucent to semitranslucent, with a play-of-color against a white or light gray background color, called bodycolor.
  • Black Opal Gemstone
  • Black Opal is translucent to opaque, with a play-of-color against a black or other dark background or bodycolor.
  • Boulder Matrix Opal
  • The Boulder Matrix Opal is translucent to opaque, with a play-of-color against a light to dark background surrounded by fragments of a host rock formation called matrix that has become part of the finished gem.
  • Fire or Mexican Opal
  • The Fire Opal, also called the Mexican Opal is transparent to translucent, with brown, yellow, orange, or red bodycolor. This gemstone does not often show the typical play-of-color.
  • Water or Crystal Opal
  • The Water or Crystal Opal is transparent to semitransparent, with a clear background. This gemstone shows an exceptional amount of play-of-color.

How to Select the Precious Metal for Opal Earrings

Selecting the precious metal for your opal earrings is a matter of personal choice and price. Luckily, opal earrings look great in sterling silver and all the colors of gold. You can really follow your own personal style and select the metal color that you prefer the most. Both sterling silver and white gold have a similar appearance but are very different in price. The sterling silver is much less expensive but white gold gives you a richer look for the price. Opal earrings in yellow gold or rose gold are great choices too as their unique colors look outstanding.

Precious Metal for Opal Earrings

How to Select the Diamond Accents and Mounting for Opal Earrings

Choosing whether to have accent diamonds on your opal earrings is truly a matter of style and taste. Opal earrings can look very nice as a solitaire but adding diamonds is by far the most popular design choice. Diamonds do increase the price of opal earrings but not as much as you might think as the diamonds are generally small. A popular design for opal earrings is to have diamonds surrounding the emerald in a diamond halo frame. The diamond halo makes the opals look a bit larger but most importantly it provides a distinctive color contrast that makes the opals quite beautiful. Another popular design is to have accent diamonds at the top of the opal earrings. This type of opal earrings design is generally used for diamond dangle styles and lends an elegance without being too flashy. Without a doubt, combining both a diamond halo and accent diamond in the earrings is the most popular choice. Also, many dangle earring designs offer movement. This design type provides additional eye-catching opportunities.

Diamond Accents and Mounting for Opal Earrings

How to Personalize Your Opal Earrings

One way to personalize your opal earrings is to have your earrings engraved on the side or back. Depending on the size of the earrings and the design space, you can have your name or special message engraved. This is a great idea for gift-giving and if the opal earrings have a special purpose.

Great Idea for Gift Giving Personalize Your Opal Earrings

How to Use Opal Earrings as a Push Present

The gift of jewelry makes a great push present. Opal earrings is great for a mother either delivering an October baby or who has opal as their own birthstone. Having a baby is life changing and that is why gifting fine jewelry is so appropriate. Just think, every time Mom looks at her beautiful opal earrings, she will think about the glorious day of delivery. How special is that?

Pear Shape Opal and Diamond Earrings Opal Earrings as a Push Present

How to Clean your Opal Earrings

Cleaning opal earrings is very simple, and you can generally do it yourself. Start by creating a mixture of lukewarm water and a few drops of mild dishwashing soap. Soak your opal earrings for only about 3 – 5 minutes and then very gently brush the stone with a new soft-bristled toothbrush. Then rinse your opal earrings under lukewarm running water to remove the soap film. Gently dry your opal earrings with a soft cloth taking care not to snag any prongs or gemstones. For an elevated sparkle you can use a professionally formulated jewelry cleaner. Steam and ultrasonic cleaning machines are strictly prohibited.

How to Clean your Opal Earrings

How to Ensemble Your Opal Earrings

Once you have selected your opal earrings adding a matching ring, necklace, or bracelet is quite easy. The colors of opal range across the spectrum. Opal can display a single color, two or three colors, or all the colors of the rainbow. This makes opal gemstones very easy to match-up. The most important thing is that your opal jewelry wardrobe is a self-expression all your own. There is really no right or wrong.

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