Blue Opal Hug Earrings
Melissa Joy Manning
Diameter of opal is 0.2”
Opals and 14k gold
These delicate hand-built earrings hug your earlobe. The dark opal acts as a stud and the other end peeks out from underneath the ear.
The opals in these earrings are doublets, meaning they are made from a layer of precious opal backed by a layer of dark opal. Precious opals appear to change color in some areas as the angle that light illuminates them from changes, a phenomenon called “play of color.” The subtle play of color in these opals (which is further emphasized by their darker backing) is a deep blue.
Opals are delicate and may chip if dropped on a hard surface.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Melissa Joy Manning’s designs embrace the organic qualities of her materials and are made with a commitment to environmental and ethical responsibility. Each piece is handmade in Northern California by an in-house team of skilled designers using recycled metals and ethically sourced semi-precious stones.
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