Australian Opal 14k Gold Ring
Australian Opal free form set in 14k gold with 14k gold band. This timeless opal ring is sure to become an heirloom with its simple and clean style that showcases the natural beauty of the opal. This opal measures 13mm by 6mm. With its gold setting, the top of the ring is 15mm x 9mm. The half round band is 2mm wide which is a good width in terms of durability (it won't bend). This ring is a size 6.25 and can be stretched to a size 6.75. If neither of those are your size, I have a large collection of opals for you to choose from and a ring that fits you perfectly can be ordered.
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 and perfect conditions 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 so they are not scratched. To protect their beauty, they should not be stored in direct sunlight. They should also be removed when doing any sports or strenuous activities and also when showering or bathing because they can be affected by perfumes, lotions or other chemicals..
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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