Not plated - Gold Fill.
What is gold fill? It's the in-between. Gold Filled is not the same as Solid Gold. It is a fraction of the cost of Solid Gold and is made by bonding gold to a base metal to give it the appearance of gold. The process involves a high amount of heat and pressure, and the resultant gold-filled piece is typically more durable than a gold plated piece.
We also find that people that are usually reactive to plated jewellery can wear without any issues (Shaz in particular).
This piece is handmade.
While some people believe it is unlucky for people not born in October to wear opal, the gemstone has actually long been valued as a stone of luck and magic--as well as love and passion. Ethiopian opal is believed to be an emotional intensifier, enhancing the true nature of those who wear it.