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Belinda | Mintabie Semi-Black Opal & Diamond Ring in 14kt Gold

Belinda | Mintabie Semi-Black Opal & Diamond Ring in 14kt Gold

Regular price $2,680.00 USD
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Meet Belinda,

A Mintabie Opal & Diamond Halo Ring with a Secret

A piece that's perfect for those looking for something particularly special, this Australian semi-black opal exhibits the full spectrum of the rainbow on a gray base.  Soft flashes of orange, green, and purple are most predominantly seen in artificial light; these, as well as subdued colors of red and blue, come particularly to life in natural sunlight.
Unique to this stone, when viewed from the edge, a seam of red and yellow-playing precious opal can be seen running through the center of the piece.  If recut, this seam could quite possibly yield an entirely second stone-- but with this possibility comes great risk.  Instead of attempting such a feat, we opt to respect nature's secret of what might be inside and enjoy the stone as she is.
The thickness of the opal adds the additional benefit of durability.  With this said, we strongly suggest wearing your opal jewelry with care; sharp blows or harsh abraisives can still prove detrimental.  It is safe to expose this stone to water and handsoap.  The ring's default size is 7.50 US, and it can be sized.


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The Center Stone: Natural Semi-Black Opal, solid

  • stone count: 1
  • origin: Mintabie, Australia
  • brightness of color play: 3 to 4+ of 5
  • darkness of body color: 5 of 5
  • shape: oval cabochon cut
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 11.06mm x 8.52mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.4" x 0.33"
  • play of color description: full color spectrum visible, predominantly green/orange with red/magenta/yellow overtones and blue undertones

The Accent Stones: Diamond, natural

  • stone count: 14
  • estimated total carat weight: 0.42ct
  • cut: Standard Round Brilliant Cuts
  • average clarity grade: SI2
  • average color grade: G-H-I

      The Setting: Halo Style, Prong-Set Ring

      • metal: 14kt yellow gold, solid
      • top of ring width: 14.85mm (0.6")
      • ring height from finger: 8.95mm (0.33")
      • bottom of shank width: 2.45mm
      • ring weight: 4.85 grams
      • default ring size: 7.50


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      About Opal

      While many believe opal to come only in a traditional white hue, this common misconception cannot be more inaccurate.  With over 200 varieties of natural opal discovered so far, the historically referred "Queen of Gems" can come in a wide variety of colors- before the stone's famous "play of color" rainbow effect is even taken into consideration.  Over 90% of the world's opal is produced in Australia with other well-known deposits located in Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil, and the United States.

      Chemically, opal is an integrated combination of water and silica.  Water content in opal can range from 3% to 21% by weight, with average jewelry material ranging between 6% and 10%.  Because of this, it is advised to store your opal jewelry with care; safes and bank vaults can be notoriously dry.  We suggest storing opal in an airtight container along with a piece of water-moistened cotton when dry storage conditions are anticipated.  Some varieties are more resilient to harsh conditions than others.  It is safe to clean solid opal jewelry with warm water, mild soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush.  Avoid chemicals, harsh abrasives, and ultrasonic cleaners.

      Shipping, Handling, & Inventory

      Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.

      While we work hard to present our online customers with accurate inventory availability, we reserve the right to cancel and refund a sale if the item is sold somewhere else first.

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