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.
You can purchase an inexpensive ring sizer from me, https://www.trishaflanagan.com/products/find-your-ring-size-adjustable-plastic-us-ring-sizer-multisizer?_pos=1&_sid=08765c843&_ss=r
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.