Australian Opal Ring In 14k Gold, Solid Opal and Sapphire Ring
Gorgeous, solid pink and purple Australian Opal with two faceted sapphires all set in a completely 14k gold ring. The opal measures 12mm by 7mm, the two sapphires are 2.5mm. This ring is a size 7.5 and can be stretched to a size 8.This beautiful stone does have a small area (in the corner) of "patch". This is the larger rock it was cut from and was left to make a mostly symmetrical stone. If you are looking for a different size, I do have a large collection of opals for you to choose from to create a custom sized ring. Just message me to start the process!
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, mostly the silica is left (with a microscopic amount of H2O) 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 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 or worn when doing strenuous activity. They should also be removed when showering or bathing because they can be affected by soaps, perfumes or chemicals. With reasonable care, this ring will become an heirloom!
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.