Open Air Mini | Solid gold & Andamooka Opal

Open Air Mini | Solid gold & Andamooka Opal

$450.00 USD

Our Beloved Open Air Earrings in a small, everyday form.

Light and sleek, yet colorful and interesting.

These earrings are entirely made in the U.S using solid 14k Gold and Andamooka Opal, mined in Australia and cut by hand in NYC.

Due to the nature of the stones and fabrication process, every piece is slightly different, which in our opinion makes it even more unique and personal.

Approximate dimensions: 1cm by 2cm.

14K solid gold pieces are made to order so please allow 2-3 weeks lead time.

If you need your piece by a specific time and you are not sure if it will ship on time please email us at online@martapia.com and we will be happy to help you!

About the stone:
 
This type of opal takes its name for it's Mine, one of the oldest known opal fields in Australia, which was first discovered in the 1930s.
The word Andamooka is derived from an Aboriginal name, meaning ‘Large Waterhole’, which is situated 600 kilometres north of Adelaide, and is the only Australian city where none of the streets are named.
Andamooka Opal is also known as the “Queen’s Opal” as it was cut and set into an 18 carat palladium choker band in 1954 that was presented to Queen Elizabeth II on the event of her first authorized state trip to Australia.
This type of opal is originally light, also known as milky opal, however, it is often treated with sugar to turn it black and improve the Opal play of color.