A Cantera Fire Opal Ring With A Triple Diamond Halo
The Center Stone: Cantera Fire Opal, solid
- origin: Jalisco, Mexico
- brightness of color: 4 of 5
- stone measurements: 8.27mm x 11.67mm x 7.42mm
- oval cabochon cut
The Side Stones: Diamond
- Approximately 80 Standard Round Brilliant Cuts
- approximate total carat weight: 1.25cts
The Setting: Cast Prong Set Triple Halo Ring
- 18kt white gold, solid
- East-West center stone orientation
- total ring weight: 10.76 grams
- default size: 7.25
More About Gabriella:
The term "Cantera opal" refers to fire opal from Mexico that has been cut to contain pieces of the natural host rock the opal was originally formed in. This particular piece is bright orange with green and yellow flashes. Three halos of prong-set diamonds ensure that this ring will go noticed.
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.