Australian Opal Ring in Gold and Silver
One of a kind Australian Opal freeform in 14k gold setting with textured sterling silver band. This gorgeous opal measures approximately 16mm by 8mm and is a solid natural opal. I've set in in a 4mm wide 14k gold bezel, added a gold wire edge. The backplate is sterling silver as is the textured band. The band is 3mm wide and has been contoured for comfort.
Opals are formed when water runs down through the earth and mixes with silicon dioxide. As the water seeps into cracks and crevices (that are caused by natural faults or decomposing fossils), the water eventually evaporates, leaving behind the silica. The silica particles catch the light and diffract it, giving the stones the luminescent quality opals are known for.
This ring, like all my jewelry, 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. You should be aware though, that opals do need to be treated more gently than other precious stones. They are about a 6 on the Moh's scale of hardness which is similar to glass. They should be removed when showering, washing dishes, gardening, etc to limit their exposure to soaps, perfumes or chemicals. Do not store your opal in direct sunlight.
Free domestic shipping. Free gift wrapping is also available, just convo me if you'd like it wrapped.