Australian Opal 14k Gold Ring, Crystal Opal Statement Ring
Solid Australian Opal set in all 14k gold, this one of a kind ring is both flashy and timeless. This gorgeous and all natural opal measures 13mm by 6mm. The 14k band is 2.5mm wide and the bezel setting is 3.5 mm wide. This ring is a size 7 and can be stretched to a size 7.5. If neither of those are your size, I do have a large collection of beautiful opals for you to choose from to create a custom sized ring.
Opals begin as a mixture of silicon dioxide and water. When fresh water (from rain or streams) runs down over sandstone, it picks up trace amounts of silica from the sandstone. This silica and water solution sometimes finds its way into cracks and crevices. When most of the water evaporates, the silica remains. If the conditions are just right, 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 has its 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 so they are not scratched. To protect their beauty, they should not be stored in direct sunlight. Always remove your opal jewelry (and really any fine jewelry) when playing sports, swimming, gardening, doing housework, etc..They should be removed when showering because they can be affected by chemicals and perfumes like those in soaps and shampoos. With normal care, they will last a lifetime!
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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