Vintage Opal Engagement Ring in White Gold
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[Des Couleur Collection]
The prong set oval opal in the center reflects fascinating iridescent hues. A glimmering collection of hand-picked natural diamonds encircles the center stone, adding a luxurious touch to this round opal ring in 18k white gold.
This vintage Opal engagment ring is just another perfect piece for any special occasion. Natural Opals are softer gemstones and not recommended for daily wear.
Why Opal though?
• Unique beauty
• Known for its vibrant color play
• October Birthstone
• Believed boost creativity
CENTER STONE DETAILS
|Center stone type||Natural Opal|
|Center stone color||Multi-Colored|
|Center stone weight||2 carats|
|Center stone shape/cut||Round Cabochon|
SECONDARY GEM & METAL DETAILS
|Stone Type||Natural Diamonds|
|Aprox.total weight||1.8 carats|
|Metal Type||18K White Gold|
Opal is a stunning semi-precious gemstone that has captivated people for generations thanks to its unique beauty. It's known for its vibrant color play, which has been compared to the galaxy, a rainbow, and fireworks. The term 'play-of-color' refers to an optical phenomena in which a gem flashes multiple hues and patterns when moved or as a result of a light reaction. This feature distinguishes each opal from the others.
This magnificent gem is closely connected to the quartz crystal, and it contains millions of small amorphous silica spheres in its chemical composition. These spheres lead the stone to diffract light and take on a variety of colors depending on the angle from which it is seen.
The opal's color is determined by the quantity of various minerals incorporated within the stone, in addition to the size of the silica spheres. As a result, this stone comes in a wide range of colors, including black, brown, pink, red, blue, white, and others. Opals are soft and have a hardness value of 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, making them vulnerable to scratches and breaking. If shallow crazing (surface cracks) is properly sealed, it will only detract a tiny amount from the value of the property. Fractures lower the value of the opal gemstones, and shattered opals are unsuitable for jewelry. If you plan to wear an opal every day, you need to take extra precautions.
The hue of an opal is very important in assessing its worth. This aspect, in the case of this gem, shows the amount and clarity of different colours present, as well as the play-of-color. Blue and green are the most popular colors, but warmer tones like orange, pink, yellow, and red are uncommon. If there are more warm colors visible on the opal, its price rises. The presence of pink in an opal is highly treasured, but pure red is even more so.
The clarity of an opal is determined by its saturation, colour, and tone. A light blue or greenish-blue opal, for example, will not be as valuable as a vivid, pure blue opal. The degree of transparency, as well as the presence or absence of inclusions, impact the clarity of this gem. Fractures, sand, chips, and sandstone between the bands of color are examples of naturally occurring imperfections in opal. Their impact on the gem's value is proportional to their impact on its look. The more visible they are, the lower their worth will be.
NATURAL OPAL FACTS:
• Mineral: Silicates
• Colour: Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow, Pink
• Refractive Index: 1.37-1.52
• Specific gravity: 1.9-2.5
• Moh hardness: 5.5 to 6
BIRTHSTONE & ANNIVERSARIES:
Natural Opal are the birthstones for October Borns and the perfect gemstone for the 34th Anniversaires.
Customize this piece in your preferred gemstone type
- Center stone availability: Natural Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Moissanite, Opal and more.
- Center Stone Shapes: Oval, Round, Emerald, Radiant, Cushion, Pear, Princess and more.
- Metal Type: 18K Gold, 14K Gold, Platinum PT-950.
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