Our Custom Magdalena Fire Opal & Diamond Ring
The Center Stone: Mexican Crystal Fire Opal, solid
- origin: Magdalena, Mexico
- carat weight: 12.57cts
- brightness of color: 4.5 of 5
- measurements: 18.56mm x 15.61mm x 9.54mm
- oval cabochon cut
The Side Stones: Diamond
- 2 Standard Round Brilliant Cuts
- approximate total carat weight: 0.50ct
- clarity: SI2 and I1
- color: H-I and K-L, respectively
- SI2 stone exhibits faint fluorescence
The Setting: Custom Bezel Set Ring
- 14kt yellow gold, solid
- North-South stone orientation
- default size: 6.75
- gram weight: 11.64 grams
- proudly Made in USA
More About Blair:
Unisex ring that works for both men and women. Exceptionally bright in different lighting conditions and has holographic fire. Can be sized. The ring was custom made in our Anaheim, California workshop.
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.