Australian Opal Ring In Sterling Silver, Blue Solid Opal Statement Ring, Gemstone Ring, October Birthstone Ring
Beautiful, one of a kind solid Australian Opal set in sterling silver with a sterling silver wave shaped band that echoes the ocean feeling of the opal. This natural opal measures 12mm by 10mm and is set in a fine silver bezel with a sterling silver border to enhance and frame the opal. This opal reminds me of the ocean on a bright sunny day with sunlight glinting on the water. The underside of the bezel has been embossed with a floral pattern to enhance the nature theme of this ring. This ring is a size 7.25 and due to the sculptural nature of the band, can't be stretched. If you are looking for a different size, I do have a large collection of opal 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 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 has its own unique beauty. Opals are about 5-6 on the Moh's scale of hardness which is about the same hardness as glass. Some 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 recommend removing them when playing sports, gardening or doing any activities. They should also be removed when showering or bathing because they can be affected by soaps, perfumes, cleansers or other chemicals. With a little TLC, they will become a family 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 charge.
Free domestic shipping! Free gift wrapping is also available, just let me know if you'd prefer it wrapped.