Dendritic opal makes a great neutral that pairs with so many outfits! These stones have been cut and carved into beautiful leaves. They hang simply from handmade sterling silver components. The metal has been oxidized and polished for a rustic look. These earrings are 1.75” in total length, including the ear wires.
“Dendritic” refers to the fern-like inclusions in this variety of common opal. They are manganese, iron, or another metallic oxide and they create unique branch-like patterns within the stone. These gems may also be called “moss opal.” In the healing crystal community, it is known as “merlinite.” Most come from Australia.