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Silver Opal Earrings and Jewellery: An Elegant and Versatile Choice

Silver opal earrings and silver opal jewellery have become increasingly popular accessories in recent years due to their unique, eye-catching appearance and affordable price point. Opals are known for their rainbow-like iridescence, called 'play-of-colour', making them a favourite gemstone among those looking for something different from traditional diamonds and other precious gemstones. Let's delve into what makes silver opal earrings so special, and why they have become a sought-after choice.

The History of Silver Opal Earrings

Opal jewellery has been around for centuries and has been used in many cultures for its healing properties. Silver, on the other hand, has been used for jewellery for centuries due to its affordability and versatility. In ancient times, silver was used for currency, and its use in jewellery dates back to ancient Egypt and Greece. The combination of silver and opal in real opal earrings is a more recent development, but one that has quickly gained popularity due to its unique appearance, versatility and affordability.

What Makes Silver Opal Earrings Unique

Silver opal earrings are unique due to this special gemstone's play of colour, the versatility of silver as a metal, and the lower price point than gold opal jewellery. The iridescence in opals is caused by light refracting through tightly packed, tiny silica spheres inside the stone, creating a rainbow-like effect that can be seen on the face of the opal as it's turned around and also in different lighting conditions.

Silver can be easily shaped, textured and jewellery designers of all skill levels can work with this metal. This allows for a huge variety of designs to be created, from simple stud opal earrings or drop opal earrings, to elaborate necklaces, bracelets and opal rings. The combination of opal and silver creates a stunning, beautiful piece of real opal jewellery that can be dressed up or down, and worn every day or just on special occasions.

Why Silver Opal Earrings are Versatile

Silver opal earrings are so versatile and easy to wear due to the beautiful combination of the shiny silver metal and bright vivid colours of Australian opals. You'll find lots of designs in this perfect Australian gem and metal union. Silver opal earrings can be simple or elaborate, and can be dressed up or down. A pair of silver opal stud earrings can be worn with a casual outfit, while a pair of silver opal drop earrings could be worn with a formal gown. Similarly, silver opal necklaces and bracelets can be created in a variety of styles and designs, from delicate chains with small opal accents to bold statement pieces with large centre pieces.

How to Care for Silver Opal Earrings

Like all precious jewellery, silver opal earrings should be treated with care to avoid damage. Opals should not be exposed to extreme heat, and opal triplet stones should be kept out of water. They should also be kept away from harsh chemicals, such as perfumes and cleaning products, which can damage the stone, as can ultrasonic cleaners. The easiest way to clean silver jewellery is to polish it gently with a soft cloth and warm water. 

Why Silver Opal Earrings Are For You

Silver opal earrings are an attractive and accessible choice for those looking for something different and unexpected. The combination of the unique iridescence of opals and the versatility of silver allows for a wide range of designs to be created, from simple stud earrings to bold statement necklaces and bracelets. If you're looking for a unique and eye-catching piece of jewellery, consider silver opal earrings.

Shine Bright with Silver Opal Earrings: A Must-Have Jewelry Trend


Black Star Opal is a specialty online jewellery and gemstone boutique that offers some of the finest silver opal earrings available on the market today. If you're searching for a specific type of opal stone, we have a wide variety of colours and cuts from which you can choose. We also offer custom pieces if you would like something unique or special made just for your needs. Our expert opal team is always happy to help customers find exactly what they need in terms of jewelry or opal gemstones, no matter how big or small the order.

Quality ethically sourced, natural Australian opal gemstones and opal jewellery at reasonable prices is what we pride ourselves on. We have been a member of the Australian opal industry since 1969, originally as opal miners and global exporters of Lightning Ridge opal. As an established and reputable wholesale and retail opal gemstone business, we are directly connected to an extensive network of Australian opal miners in Lighting Ridge, Coober Pedy and the opal fields of Queensland. We also work closely with expert opal jewellery designers and manufacturers. This ensures our products are sourced directly from the miner, and our jewellery prices remain competitive and affordable for all budgets./p>

We stand by our opal jewelry with a 30-day money back guarantee. If your purchase is not quite what you were after, or you’d like to exchange for another item, we’re more than happy to help. We love seeing our customers happy and satisfied, and are pleased to assist with any questions you have about Australian opals or our opal, gemstone and crystal jewellery.


Black Star Opal offers a convenient worldwide delivery service to wherever you need to send silver opal earrings. We take care of the cost of standard worldwide shipping for all orders over AUD $200 and provide free insurance for all orders over approximately AUD $600 to protect against theft, loss or damage during delivery. Express domestic and international shipping options are available for a small additional fee. 

Shipping is provided through Australia's national postal service, Australia Post, which offers a range of convenient delivery solutions. Parcels sent within Australia are shipped via Parcel Post or Express Post, which features a unique tracking number and may require a signature on delivery. Parcels sent outside Australia are shipped via International Standard or International Express Air Mail, which also features a unique tracking number and may require signature on delivery. We can also ship globally through FedEx upon request, however this will incur an extra cost that will vary depending on your location.

Once your order is shipped you will receive a confirmation email with a tracking number. You can enter your tracking number here to follow your order's progress to your door. Standard delivery to most countries is usually less than two weeks, while delivery within Australia is usually between two to four working days. Due to current global Covid-related shipping issues, Black Star Opal cannot guarantee the above delivery times. We recommend you check the Australia Post website for up to date shipping estimates before ordering. Approximate shipping timelines provided do not include additional time your package may be held by customs for clearance in your country. Please note: Black Star Opal is not liable for any extra duties or taxes your country may charge on an imported item. It is the responsibility of the customer to research and pay any additional charges in their country.

If you have any queries about our silver opal earrings delivery service or shipping policy, please get in touch with our friendly team - we are here to help and love assisting with any questions you may have.