Earrings are sterling silver and hold a 5mm White Synthetic opal stud. Don’t let the word Synthetic stop you these earrings have a beautiful flash and shine so hard to capture in a picture. Dainty and small yet so versatile and unique.
Why is synthetic opal important?
While the word may make some people turn away the truth is synthetic opal is just as beautiful as natural opal. We choose synthetic because opal mining in simple terms is dangerous. Many times miners work alone. These tunnels do not have enough oxygen and sudden storms can cause floods. They also have negative effects on the environment. Natural vegetation is cleared away to allow for drilling. Animals rely on these natural vegetation areas for food. There has also been documentation of health impacts on the society, animal and the environment.