Australian Opal and Tanzanite Ring, Gold and Silver Gemstone Ring, OOAK Statement Ring
Gorgeous, one of a kind ring with two Australian Opals and one faceted Tanzanite. The opal doublets measure 7mm by 5mm (middle opal) and 8mm by 6mm (triangular opal). The top stone is a faceted tanzanite that measures 6mm by 5mm. They are all set in 14k gold bezels that are 3mm wide. The middle opal has a 14k wire border and four 2mm solid gold balls. The band and back of the settings are both sterling silver. The band is 5mm wide. This ring is a size 7.5 and can be stretched slightly to a 7.75. If neither is your size, I have a large collection of opals and tanzanites and I would be happy to make you 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 traces of silica from the sandstone. This silica and water solution finds its way into cracks and crevices in trees or boulders. When the water evaporates, the silica is left (with minute amounts of water trapped in the molecules), and an opal is created! The process, although seemingly simple, takes millions of years. Opals are all one of a kind and each captures its own unique 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. They deserve to be treated gently so I also recommend removing them when playing sports or doing any activities that involve your hands. They should also be removed when showering because they can be affected by perfumes, cleansers, lotions or other chemicals. With a little TLC, they will become a family heirloom!
Tanzanite is only found in Northern Tanzania in a very small mining area (4.3 by 1.2 miles). It was discovered there in 1967 near Mt. Kilimanjaro and is noted for its beautiful blue violet color. Tanzanite is the birthstone for December. Tanzanite is thought to stimulate the throat chakra, the voice of the body. It can help with intuition and communication.
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 charge.
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