Black Opal Ring; Lightning Ridge Ring; Genuine Earth Mined, Natural Black Opal from Lightning Ridge in Solid 18K Gold; Solitaire Ring; Birthstone Ring; Estate Jewelry
Gemstone: Natural Black Opal Color: Blue with Rainbow Color-Play Treatment: Untreated Saturation: Vivid Clarity: Opaque Shape: Oval Cabochon Measurements: 9.00x7.50x3.60mm Weight: 1.70ct
Total Stone Weight (CT. T.W.): 1.70ct Metal Type: Yellow Gold Karat Content: 18K Ring Weight: 4.8 Grams
Current Ring Size: 7.75 Sizing Available: Yes—Free Limited Sizing with any Ring Purchase**
The 1.70 carat, Natural Black Opal / Lightning Ridge Opal has moderate saturation and excellent clarity, and is a sparkling watercolor-blue color with swirls of rainbow color-play! Photos are taken under professional lighting and are magnified at 50x zoom to show details that may not be visible to the naked eye. The ring is clearly hallmarked 18K and the designer logo OPEX on the inside of the 2mm band. Opex Opal has been in business since 1955, and is a very well-known leader in the Opal Industry. When worn, the top of the ring/stone is elevated about 6.5mm from the finger.
We travel across the United States to various Estate Sales acquiring only the finest and most rare antique, vintage, and modern pieces of jewelry. Each piece then undergoes a thorough process of examination, setting, restoration, cleaning, and polishing by a Master GIA Graduate Gemologist. All of our items have been tested and are guaranteed to be authentic Solid Gold—not plated or filled. Ring will arrive in a brand new natural redwood and leather ring box, ready to be gifted or worn today!
The majority of Black Precious Opals come from Lightning Ridge and are the most famous and sought after Opals in the world. The deep body color makes the iridescent play of color strikingly different from light Opals. Black Opal, such as this, are considered to be extremely lucky and the most uplifting of the Opals, bringing Light into the aura. It eases distress and dissolves depression and hopelessness, helping one face their darkest fears and to release that which is holding one back. Opal contains every color of the spectrum, from deepest and clearest blues and iridescent greens, through to golden orange, red and fuchsia; it can be pale and delicate, or dark and brilliant. Due to its structure, opal may contain any combination of an infinite number of patterns and may reveal itself all at once - glorious from all directions – or it may be quiet and surprising, showing its greatest brilliance only during flashes of movement. Indeed, precious opal is like no other gemstone because it changes color as the observer turns the stone.
**Currently a size 7 ¾ but could be sized, free of charge, by my master jeweler so that it is ready to be gifted or worn upon arrival! Most rings can be sized a maximum of 3-4 sizes up or down depending on the style of the ring. Please indicate your desired size at checkout and allow up to 10 business days for my local expert jeweler to complete sizing. I do not accept returns on items that have been custom sized or altered at your request so if you are unsure about an item it may be best to have it sized by your local jeweler just in case.
Flexible Layaway plans available for all items over $500.00! Please message me for more information if you have an interest and I will go over the terms and conditions for you.
Items purchased before 5pm are usually shipped same day unless customization or resizing was requested. Items are securely packaged, shipped via USPS with signature-required tracking, and sent directly to the customer for enjoyment. Appraisals available at customers request.
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