Our 5 of 5 Bright White Crystal Opal & Sapphire Ring
The Center Stone: Lightning Ridge White Crystal Opal, solid
- origin: Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
- approximate carat weight: 5.00 carats
- brightness of color: 5 of 5
- oval cabochon cut
The Side Stones: Sapphire, natural
- 4 princess cuts
- approximate sizes: 3.75mm x 3.75mm
- sapphire color: white
The Setting: Custom High Bezel Set Euro Shank Ring
- 14kt yellow gold, solid
- bezel measurements: 15.85mm x 11.99mm
- ring profile height: 7mm (not including bezel)
- North-South stone orientation
- approximate default size: 10.50
- gram weight: 11.24 grams
More About Glory:
As mentioned above, this opal is an exquisite 5 of 5 brightness that displays a full spectrum of colors that include red, green, yellow, blue, and purple. The ring has a high profile made with the intention of bringing as much attention to the opal as possible. Natural white sapphire accents compliment the opal's body color.
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.