Australian Opal Statement Ring 14K Gold
Stunning Australian Opal set in 14k gold, this statement ring is one of a kind. Koroit Wood Opals occur when water and silica seep into cracks and crevices of trees. When the water evaporates, the remaining silica hardens over thousands of years and beautiful colors emerge. This type of opal is 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.
This opal measures approximately 3/4" long by 3/8" wide or 18mm by 8mm. The bezel setting and ring shank are solid 14k (not plated). 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 very carefully and avoid subjecting it to force or to any other activities that could potentially damage or break 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.
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