A Vivaciously Brilliant Black Crystal With Diamonds
The Stone: Lightning Ridge Black Crystal Opal, solid
- origin: Lightning Ridge, Australia
- brightness of color: 4.5 of 5
- darkness of bodycolor: 2 of 5
- measurements: 9.9mm x 2.8mm
The Side Stones: Diamonds
- 2 Standard Round Brilliant Cut diamonds
- 0.14ct total weight
- SI clarity
- I color
- one stone exhibits fluorescence
The Setting: Custom Bezel Set Ring
- 18kt yellow gold, solid
- North-South stone orientation
- default size: 6
- Made in USA
More About Dahlia:
This opal packs a punch. Highly desirable red-on-black color is clearly visible in every lighting condition we have seen it under, with natural sunlight bringing out the absolute best. Custom made.
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.