Koroit Opal Ring in 14k Gold, Australian Opal Statement Ring, Ethiopian Opal Gold Ring, OOAK Opal Statement Ring, October Birthstone Ring
Flashy Koroit Opal with Ethiopian Opal accents, this ring is truly a one of a kind, statement ring. The Koroit opal measures 18mm long by 6mm wide. The three cabochon Ethiopian opals are 3mm in diameter. They are all bezel set in 14k gold and trimmed with 2mm solid gold balls. The ring shank is 14k yellow gold that is half round. This ring is a size 6 and can only be stretched about 1/2 size. If you need a different size, I would be happy to collaborate with you on a custom design, using an opal from my collection or one of yours.
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.
Ethiopian opals, as their name suggests, originate in Ethiopia. They were formed high in the mountains as a result of volcanic activity. They are usually found embedded in volcanic ash. Many Ethiopian opals are actually fossilized vegetation.
Opal rates at approx. 5.5-6.5 on the mohs scale which is a similar hardness to glass. It is therefore very important that you treat your opal carefully and avoid subjecting it to force or to any other activities that could potentially damage it. It is also a good idea to avoid contact with soaps, shampoos or perfumes and 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.
Free domestic shipping and free gift wrapping is also available. Just message me if you'd like it wrapped.