Qin and Han Opal and Blue Topaz Earrings
£4,985
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Qin and Han 18ct yellow gold earrrings with rub over set cushion boulder opals and facetted blue topaz. The unification of the two great Chinese dynasties: The Qin (221-207 B) and the Han (206 BC to 220 AD) inspired the juxtaposition of colours in the Qin and Han ring and earrings. From the Journey to China.

Each earring measures approximately 21mm in length.

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Qin & Han

The unification of the two great Chinese dynasties: the Qin ( 221-207 BC) and the Han (206BC to 220 AD) inspired the juxtaposition of colours in the Qin and Han ring and earrings.

Opal

Esteemed as a precious jewel, with origins from the Latin word "opalus", opaque opals are famed for their fascinating polyphony of colour when twisted in the light. Their fire and lustre vary, from extraordinary opals in Coober Pedy Australia, to the soft turquoise blue opals in Peru, to fiery orange in Mexico. The most valuable stones showcase vivid iridescent colours, whilst others have the translucent milky appearance of opalescence. As the birthstone for October, these beguiling stones, as precious as they are playful, symbolise creativity, confidence, hope and faithfulness, and are said to soothe your mind, and strengthen your memory. Softer than other gemstones, they should be worn with care and kept in a moist environment (it is a good idea to keep a glass of water in your safe if you have opals).

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