Australian Opal Ring in 14k and Sterling Silver
Gorgeous Australian Opal set in 14k gold with sterling silver band. This amazing solid opal looks just like a Caribbean ocean view, with bright blue water crashing over the shoreline. This opal measures 14mm by 10mm (5/8" by 3/8") and is set in a 3mm 14k bezel surrounded by 14k wire. The backplate and band are sterling silver.
Opal is Australia's national gemstone. It is formed when water travels along the earth and picks up silica from sandstone. This water and silica solution gets carried along and settles into cracks and crevices. As the water evaporates, it leaves behind a silica deposit. Opals are mined from ironstone boulders which occur underground and are reminders that much of Australia was once underwater. It takes millions of years to create an opal! Opals have a hardness of about 5.5 to 6.5, which is similar to the hardness of glass. Therefore, care must be taken to avoid scratching an opal. Opal jewelry should always be removed when using soaps, detergents or cleaning products. They should be stored out of direct sunlight, preferably in a jewelry box or pouch.
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. In stock and ready for immediate shipping. Makes a great gift!