Opal is the birthstone for October.
This ring features a beautiful 3mm man-made Opal cabochon doublet set into a 1.5mm wide handmade polished sterling silver beaded band ring. Last few photographs I am trying to show the fire that the stone has in it. There are flashes of pinks and green. A man-made opal bears a close resemblance to natural opal with iridescent rainbow markings. Synthetic opals are sometimes made using a man-made glass called Slocum stone, spheres of silica, or mixtures of natural opal chips and colored glass. Unlike natural opal, man-made opals are made in laboratories and don’t contain water.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Avoid exposing the man-made opal ring to chemicals, including jewelry-cleaning fluid. Chemicals can damage or discolor synthetic opal. Instead, use water mixed with vinegar or gentle soap. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to lightly scrub or buff the ring and synthetic opal gemstone. Carefully rinse with water. Use a soft cloth, such as silk or cotton, to dry the man-made opal ring after cleaning. Or leave your synthetic opal ring out to air dry.