ONE OF A KIND
Clouds of Venus Raw Opal Ruthie B. Studs with Barnacles
Two wild cuts of raw, Lightning Ridge opals shimmer and shine with pink, purple, and blue hues in these handmade, one-of-a-kind stud earrings. The pair's enchanting colors are enhanced by a trio of bold barnacles in 14k gold. The sensuous shades paired with oceanic details evoke the essence of Venus.
8.4ct raw, Lightning Ridge opal Ruthie B. studs with barnacles. Available in 14k gold. Approximately 11x13mm.
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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. All opals are beloved for their whimsical, kaleidoscopic hues; 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.
WEARS WELL WITH
the story of ruthie b.
An homage to Hannah's childhood and the nostalgia of her fishing home, this collection comprises gritty nautical-inspired pieces. The collection is named after Hannah's father's fishing vessel, the Ruthie B, which was named after Hannah's mother. Ruthie B. celebrates the mystery and natural peculiarity of the ocean that painted the artist’s childhood. In their weathered island home, Hannah and her six siblings learned how to entertain themselves amidst the chaos that comes with such a large family. The dingy fishing paraphernalia that littered their backyard was a playground of inspiration: raw snapshots of beauty against the clean backdrop of their hometown of Nantucket. These familiar moments inspired her to create beauty of her own. Shop the full Ruthie B. Collection.