In these handcrafted earrings I've taken opalite cubes and faceted round beads and suspended them from silver plate kite-shaped stations.
Each earring dangles a hair less than 2-3/4 inches from the top of its sterling silver French hook.
Opalite is not natural stone, but a glass product (not just mine; ALL opalite and sea opal is ersatz), and thus does not have the durability of stone.
Nevertheless, it has a lovely sheen to it, and so long as we're all perfectly clear on what it is -- and is not -- there's no reason not to enjoy it.
With its white-ish, orchid-ish or sometimes gray-ish glow, the opalite beads are ready, willing and able to co-ordinate with a variety of colours and styles.
It's another versatile pair of earrings from SPARKLE PLENTY.
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