These faceted black Etheopian Welo opal earrings are wrapped with sterling silver wire and sterling hooks. They have a dainty 1″ drop for those who prefer a simple, minimalist look.
Opal is the traditional birthstone for October, and a lovely birthday gift for your October born Libra and Scorpio friends!
(September 23 – October 22 = Libra/ October 23 – November 21 = Scorpio)
MEASUREMENTS + MATERIALS:
✭ Measure about 1.25″ long total, or about 1″ from the base of the earlobe.
✭ Hand crafted using faceted rainbow moonstone beads, sterling silver wire + sterling silver earring hooks
The pair shown here is representative of the style and quality that you’ll receive; due to their handcrafted nature each pair will have minor variances. One of the photos shows them next to a ruler for scale.
FOLKLORIC PROPERTIES ✫
With its brilliant color flash and play of light effects, opal has been likened to fireworks, galaxies and volcanoes. Unsurprisingly, many ancient people associated this stone with magic and mystical power. Arabic lore said that this stone falls from the sky when lightning flashes. Ancient Greeks associated opal with prophecy and protection. In European folklore, the stone symbolizes hope, truth and purity.
✫ I share these old tales out of a love of folklore and storytelling, they’re not intended as medical or spiritual advice. Believe it if you need it, if you don’t just pass it on ♥