One Half Studs / Matrix Boulder Opal
True to our design ethos, these versatile earrings honor nature’s creations. At center stage is vivid matrix opal containing glimmering flecks of color that catch the eye. Dainty, yet bold, the Half Studs were designed with versatility in mind; wear as set, a solo stud, or mix and match with your favorite gemstones.
Ready to ship in silver + 14k yellow gold
- Available in recycled 14k yellow gold + recycled silver
- Half circle measures 8.6mm x 4.3mm
- Each gemstone is unique in nature and will vary from the stone pictured.
- Unless marked as ready to ship, jewelry is made to order and ships 4-6 weeks from the date of purchase.
Inlay gemstones are cut locally in NY and set in 100% recycled 14k gold or silver that is certified as a responsible source by SCS Global Services.
Matrix Boulder Opal is a term to describe natural opals within pores, holes, or between grains of the ironstone boulder in which it was formed. This natural process creates stones holding different colors, patterns, and variations. Boulder opals are only found in one part of the world - Queensland, Australia. We love them for their vibrance and unique characteristics—the perfect stone for creating a piece that can't be replicated!
Truly mine to market - our opals are sourced directly from the miners and cutters of a small family-run business in western Queensland, Australia. They are mined on a small scale - with a maximum of three people on-site during opal mining season. When a section of the mine is complete, they rejuvenate the land with native seeds local to the area.
Opals are delicate by nature and require a little more care to ensure longevity. We recommend removing opal jewelry during prolonged exposure to water or high-intensity activities that could scratch the stone. These matrix opals are solid, unlike doublets that require a stone to be glued to the back.
We purchase ear posts and ear nuts from a small business located in New York City’s diamond district. While much of the metal in their products is indeed recycled, they are unable to certify their materials as 100% recycled due to the prohibitively expensive certification process. While this is one link in our supply chain that needs improvement, we are also proud to support small local businesses and believe that our support will only help them achieve sustainable milestones as they grow.
Learn more about our approach to sustainability here.
Wednesday 11/9 | guaranteed holiday delivery
Monday 11/28 | "no guarantee, but we'll try out best!" holiday delivery*
Ready to Ship Jewelry:
Thursday 12/15 | guaranteed holiday delivery
Ready-to-ship jewelry is labeled above the add to bag button and under the details tab.
* Orders placed by 11/28 will be produced in the order they are received, and although we cannot guarantee holiday delivery, we will try our best!
** Deadlines apply to US and Canada Orders