Annular Eclipse Lightning Ridge Opal Vanity Studs-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Annular Eclipse Lightning Ridge Opal Vanity Studs-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Annular Eclipse Lightning Ridge Opal Vanity Studs-Hannah Blount Jewelry
One of a Kind

Annular Eclipse Lightning Ridge Opal Vanity Studs

The sun's rays peek out behind opalescent moons like an annular eclipse all within the parameters of these handmade, one-of-a-kind opal stud earrings. Comprised of Lightning Ridge opals with bright silver and 14k gold, these singular studs are both stellar and celestial: they evoke the old expression live by the sun and love by the moon.

1.95ct Lightning Ridge opal Vanity studs. Available in bright sterling silver with 14k gold. Approximately 8x11mm.

$2,250.00

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About the gemstone

The Lightning Ridge opal mine is known for producing the famed black opal, but it also produces a variety of vibrant opals with a lustrous play-of-color and fire. Hannah Blount Jewelry works with a variety of opal cutters around the world who procure ethically-sourced, rough opal from local Australian miners. All opals are beloved for their whimsical, kaleidoscopic colors; the word opal comes from the Latin opallios—this describes a person’s ability to perceive the changing of colors.
MOHs Hardness: 5.5-6.5
Origins: Lightning Ridge, NSW Australia
Care: All opals are fragile like glass: be extra careful to avoid abrasive surfaces, and avoid knocking your opal against hard surfaces. Extreme temperature shifts can cause cracks. To keep your opal clean, use warm water with mild soap and a soft toothbrush or cloth. Do not use a steam cleaner or ultrasonic cleaner.
Healing Properties: Precious opals that contain play-of-color are known to stimulate the emotional body and are considered an amplifier stone.
Birthstone: October 
Anniversary: 14th

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The Story of Vanity

Celebrating the often discouraged act of adorning oneself, the Vanity collection combines glamour with grit, and naturalistic curiosities with industrial elements. Growing up in a world that said a desire to be beautiful was vain, Hannah learned through time and her artwork that connecting to beauty is an ultimate form of empowerment. The one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces of the Vanity collection incorporate Hannah’s love of atypical gemstones and prong settings. The gemstones found in Vanity are hand-selected for their obvious beauty, but more often for what makes them more obscure: vibrancy in unexpected hues, garish silhouettes, and striking inclusions that deem them traditionally flawed. But it is through their perfect imperfections that Hannah is given a canvas to celebrate her love of making, design, beauty, and unbridled creativity. Contrasting delicacy with severity and subtlety with singularity, the Vanity collection is a love story to femininity and ardent self-love. Shop the full Vanity Collection

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