Australian Opal in 14k Gold
Beautiful, one of a kind, solid Australian Opal set in a custom made 14k gold setting. This gorgeous and completely natural opal measures 14mm by 9mm. The 14k gold bezel is 2mm wide and there is a small border beyond the bezel to both finish the design and offer the stone some protection. The 14k band is 2.5 wide. This ring is a size 6 and can be stretched to a size 6.5. If either of these are not your size, I have a large collection of beautiful opals for you to choose from so I can make you a ring that fits you perfectly.
Opals begin as a mixture of silicon dioxide and water. When fresh water (from rain or streams) runs down over sandstone, it picks up silica from the sandstone. This silica and water solution finds its way into cracks and crevices. When the water eventually evaporates, only the silica is left and an opal is created. The process, although seemingly simple, takes millions of years to create one opal. Opals are all one of a kind and each captures their own beauty. Opals are about 5-6 on the Moh's scale of hardness which is about the same hardness as glass. Care should be taken with them so they are not scratched. To protect their beauty, they should not be stored in direct sunlight or worn when using sunscreen. They should also be removed when showering or hand washing because they can be affected by chemicals in the soaps and cleansers.
This ring will arrive in a beautiful gift box with a free polishing cloth. Like all my jewelry, it comes with a lifetime warranty. If it ever needs a repair, just send it to me and I will fix it and return it to you at no cost. Gift wrapping is available free of charge, just convo me if you would like it wrapped.
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