Long comet earrings in 14K yellow EcoGold and set with 8mm Portugese cut Oregon opal.
Because opal has the colors of other gems, the Romans thought it was the most precious and powerful of all. The Bedouins believed that they contained lightning and fell from the sky during thunderstorms. When Australia’s mines began to produce opals commercially in the 1890s, it quickly became the primary source for these gems.
Gifting Ideas: Opal is one of the Birthstones for October along with Pink Tourmaline.
EcoGold and EcoSilver:
In 2006 Toby Pomeroy sparked a revolution in the jewelry industry by creating a line of recycled metals. It all began while Toby was fly fishing for steelhead in a favorite Oregon coastal river, and had a thought: Why not ask my refiner to purify previously used scrap gold and silver separately from newly mined metals, then create jewelry from these reclaimed metals, giving my clients ethically sourced gold and silver?
The result was “EcoGold”, and “EcoSilver”. Toby Pomeroy uses jewels that are exclusively sourced from suppliers with transparent supply chains. These exquisite precious and semi-precious gemstones come mined and faceted in facilities that pay living wages, and promote the health and safety of all workers.
These wonderful EcoGold Opal Comet Earrings are a fine example of recycled metal, fair-mined jewels, and old world craftsmanship methods that make Toby Pomeroy so unique. They have embraced beliefs that we here at Brown Goldsmiths truly feel to be important. Because of this, we are very proud to offer not only these Comet Earrings, but much, much more.
We’d also love to see you in our showroom in Freeport, Maine located in the heart of the Freeport stores to see our full selection of jewelry, or continue shopping our selection of Colored Gemstone Jewelry online.