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Introducing King David,
Our Premier Mexican Fire Opal Ring in Solid 18kt Gold
The Center Stone: Mexican Crystal Fire Opal, solid
- origin: Jalisco, Mexico
- brightness of color: 5+ of 5
- measurements: 19.42mm x 9.9mm x 8.5mm
- oval cabochon cut
The Side Stones: Diamonds
- 3 Standard Round Brilliant Cuts
- 0.26ct total weight
- average clarity: VS
- average color: G
- one stone exhibits fluorescence
The Setting: Custom Bezel and Pave Set Split Shank Ring
- 18kt yellow gold, solid
- North-South stone orientation
- default size: 10.25
- gram weight: 18.4g
- proudly Made in USA
More About King David:
This ring is the best of the best. High quality diamonds and hefty 18kt yellow gold are the only materials capable of doing an opal like this justice. We are very proud to have had the opportunity to cut this stone and make this ring. Play of color is bright and holographic.
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.