Qin & Han Fire Opal and Peridot Earrings
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Qin & Han earrings in 18ct yellow gold with rub over set cushion facetted fire opal and peridot. 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. 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

Opals with their play on colour are endlessly intriguing, especially the Australian opals from Coober Pedy in Australia. But opal also occurs in Peru in a soft almost turquoise blue and in Mexico in fiery oranges. Softer than other gemstones, they should be worn with care and kept in a moist atmosphere- it is a good idea to keep a glass of water in your safe if you have opals. Opals are the birthstone for October.

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