ONE OF A KIND
Luminescent Beetle Opal Vanity Studs
Luminescent beetles made of exquisite opals and 14k gold glow with opalescence and organic magic in this handmade, one-of-a-kind pair of insect-inspired studs. The Lightning Ridge black opals shimmer with fluorescent shades of blue, purple, and green like nature's own neon, bioluminescence.
1.1ct Lightning Ridge black opal Vanity studs. Approximately 7x10mm. Available in 14k gold with bright sterling silver.
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The Lightning Ridge opal mine is known for producing black opal, the most sought after and rare type of opal in the world. Grey to black in hue, black opals’ play-of-color and brilliance range from violet to red. 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: Black opals are said to magnify manifestation, intentions surrounding matters of the heart and soul, and aid in the connection of spirit and body.
WEARS WELL WITH
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.