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Ellie | Estate 14kt Gold Black Opal Inlay Ring

Ellie | Estate 14kt Gold Black Opal Inlay Ring

Regular price $800.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $800.00 USD
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Meet Ellie,

An Estate Black Boulder Opal Inlay Ring

Natural black boulder opal with flashes of predominantly green and blue are inlaid into solid 14 karat yellow gold.  Hints of yellow and orange colors can occasionally be seen under the right lighting conditions.  The very tip of the center stone has been repaired with a black epoxy resin, though the ring is generally in excellent condition for an estate piece.  The default size is 6.00 US.

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The Center Stone: Natural Black Boulder Opal, solid

  • stone count: 1
  • origin: Lightning Ridge, Australia
  • brightness of color play: 2.5 of 5
  • darkness of body color: 4 of 5
  • shape: polished freeform shape
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 8.95mm x 5.55mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.33" x 0.2" 
  • color play description: predominantly green/blue with yellow/orange overtones
  • additional notes: tip of the stone has been repaired with black epoxy resin

The Accent Stones: Natural Black Boulder Opal, solid

  • stone count: 2
  • origin: Lightning Ridge, Australia
  • average brightness of color play: 1.5 of 5
  • average darkness of body color: 4 of 5
  • shape: polished freeform shapes
  • average stone measurements (millimeters): 3.70mm x 2.15mm
  • color play description: predominantly green/blue with yellow overtones

      The Setting: Inlay Ring

      • metal: 14kt yellow gold, solid
      • top of ring width: 9.01mm (0.33")
      • ring height from finger: 3.72mm (0.1")
      • ring weight: 2.41 grams
      • default ring size: 6.00
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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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