Hey Hey Hey, it's Thursday! Welcome to my weekly e-zine, The Tea.
I was changing out my septum ring last week and admiring the fancy opal setting when suddenly, it hit me - "I don't know the difference between a synthetic opal and a real opal..." Babes. I opened a can of worms. I went down a rabbit hole of opal research. I LEARNED SO MUCH. Did you know that synthetic opals are physically and chemically the same as opals found in nature? Just call me Alley the scientist from here on out - I may be pursuing a degree in geology ;).
But real talk, I think opals are so beautiful. What do you think of when you think "opal" - it's that shimmery, can't-quite-put-your-finger-on-it quality that they have (I learned that it's actually called "play of color"). It's fiery, it's irridescent, its translucent, it's mysterious... But most importantly, it's beautiful. That's why this week is all about opal love.
And while we're at it, what the heck is opalite? I figured that out too... It's another man-made material - glass! They may not have the "play of color" of a genuine or synthetic opal, but they are flawlessly translucent and shimmer in their own special way. Opalite has that "natural stone" feel, which makes it perfect for plugs, hangers, and even little nose studs.
Anyways, I hope y'all have a happy Thursday - I am v much looking forward to FB Live tomorrow... We're gonna be SWIMMING in opals! Let's hang out, talk about being part of the bod mod squad, and check out some of Body Candy's most beautiful opal masterpieces! I'll see y'all tomorrow, Friday, at 1pm EST.
Surprise, surprise! For my curated set this week, it's opal everything. Body Candy has so much incredible opal stuff, it was hard to pick, but I narrowed it down to my favorite 20 pieces. I tried really hard to snag a wide variety of stuff - you'll see some opal/sunflower belly button rings, some dainty nipple barbells, and tons of cool stuff for your septum and cartilage piercings.
Something I didn't mention before - we have a ton of 14k gold jewelry set with synthetic opal stones... Next time we hit you with one of our slammin' coupon deals, it might be a good time to pick up something precious your piercings. I know I've said it a million times, but opals are so pretty. They look good in every piercing!
We've been blogging our buns off lately babes, so make sure you go visit Body Candy's Body Jewelry Blog. The Tea is just me, blabbing about things that make me happy :). But if you want some more scientific info, we wrote an entire article about all the major differences between real opals, synthetic opals, opalite, and more. If you have a thirst for knowledge (or just want to impress your friends with some fun facts), swing on by!
Don't forget - it's not too late to get June's monthly subscription packages. We've taken all the decision paralysis out of picking out some new jewelry, so you can keep your body jewelry game going strong all summer long. Visit bodycandy.com to see everything we have to offer - we've got a club for belly rings, nipple rings, septum rings, nose rings, industrial bars, cartilage, and more.