Koroit Opal Ring, Australian Opal Gold and Silver Statement Ring
Australian Koroit Opal set in 14k gold with 3mm accent stones of Tsavorite Garnets and Neon Apatite. This flashy, one of a kind opal comes from Queensland, Australia. It measures 12mm by 6mm. There are four 2mm solid 14k gold balls separating the faceted stones. The ring shank is half round sterling silver and is 2mm wide.
Opals occur when water and silica seep into cracks and crevices of trees or stones. When the water evaporates, the remaining silica hardens over thousands of years and beautiful colors emerge. Koroit opals are only found in Western Australia in an area called the Winton Plateau. It is a versatile opal because of the fact that it is mixed it with ironstone, it is more durable than crystal opals or black opals.
Opal rates at approx. 5.5-6.5 on the mohs scale which is a similar hardness to glass. It is therefore important that you treat your opal carefully and avoid subjecting it to force or to any activities that could potentially damage it (sports, for example). It is also a good idea to avoid contact with soaps, shampoos, perfumes or any chemicals. I recommend that you always store your opal out of direct sunlight.
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