Make a statement with our Opal and Aquamarine Bar earrings, perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
A unique design, these earrings feature aquamarine beads running the length of silver bars. Attached to the bottom of each bar, we find gorgeous free-form Australian opal doublets in simple settings. The stud fixing makes these earrings extra secure so you won't need to worry about loosing them.
A contemporary design, these earrings are bound to bring all the right kind of attention, perfect for that special dinner or important business meeting.
Bring the 'wow' factor to any occasion with this stunning pair of earrings.
All Silver Scene jewellery comes lovingly packaged in a gift box.
This piece has been ethically designed and made by hand by Silver Scene Ltd in our workshops in Bali, Indonesia. It is an exclusive Silver Scene design with very limited numbers.
Australian Opal Doublets and Aquamarine set in Sterling Silver, keep clean with an anti-tarnish cloth.
Please be aware that opals are delicate stones that can break when knocked against a hard surface. Prolonged exposure to water can also damage them so it is always advisable to take off any opal jewellery before showering or bathing.
About the stones
Opal is the birthstone for October.
Australia produces 95% of the worlds opals. It is not known exactly how opal is formed, but many believe it is formed when water from rain seeps down into crevasses in the rock. Once the water evaporates, the silica that is left behind dries out and hardens into precious opal.
The ancient Greeks believed that opals were formed from the tears of joy wept by Zeus when he defeated the titans, and that the opal bestowed prophetic powers.
Most civilizations see opal as a lucky stone. In the Middle Ages, it was considered that it could provide great luck as it carried all the virtues of each gemstone whose colour was represented in the opal. Following the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Anne of Geierstein’ in 1829, opal acquired a less popular reputation. In Scott’s novel, the Baroness of Arnheim wears an opal talisman with supernatural powers. When a drop of holy water falls on the talisman, the opal turns into a colourless stone and the Baroness dies soon after. Due to the popularity of this novel, people began to associate opals with bad luck and death and within a year of the novel being published, the sale of opals in Europe had dropped by 50%.
Opals have always been associated with love and passion, it is a seductive stone that intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. It is believed to stimulate originality and creativity. Wearing opal is said to bring loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and the traditional 19th wedding anniversary stone.
Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin "aqua marina" which means "sea water”.
Aquamarine has been a popular stone for thousands of years, decorative jewellery and amulets using aquamarine have been found that date back to 500 B.C.
Believed to be a precious treasure from mermaids, sailors have worn aquamarine amulets to keep them safe at sea, ward off seasickness, and protect them from Satan. The Romans believed that aquamarines could cure medical problems with the liver, stomach, and throat. Healers used it to reduce fluid retention and to calm the nerves. In the Middle Ages, this gemstone was used to reduce anxiety and the toxicity of poisons. It was also used to protect against gossip!
Nowadays Aquamarine is believed to be the stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and calms the mind. It filters information reaching the brain and clarifies perception, sharpens the intellect, and clears up confusion. It promotes self-expression, soothes fear and increases sensitivity.
Full length 4.9cm. Aquamarine beads section 3cm x 0.4cm approx. Opals approx. 14mm x 8mm.
Please be aware that as our stone jewellery is handmade and the stones are natural, dimensions and stone colours may vary slightly.