Opal is the birthstone for October.
This ring features a beautiful 3mm manmade/Simulated 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.
The slow growth of Man-made simulated Opal results in a similar structure and material balance as natural precious opals, but with increased durability and structural stability.
Simulated opals do not contain water like natural opals do--making them less vulnerable to changes in temperature, humidity and heat. Gemologists and industry experts agree, since no simulated man-made opal contains water, none of this material can legitimately be called "synthetic." Instead, the industry advocates calling all manufactured opal materials "man-made simulated."
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Avoid exposing the man-made simulated opal ring to chemicals, including jewellery cleaning fluid. Chemicals can damage or discolour 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.
This ring is available in sizes 5 to 9 in whole sizes. I want to be size-inclusive jeweller, so let me know what size you would like me to make, either in a message or a comment at checkout. I would be happy to make what you would like.
The ring can be worn by itself or stacked with other rings.
Since this ring is handmade, sometimes there might be small hammer or file marks.