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Burton's Gems and Opals

Peridot & Ethiopian Opal Ring | Sterling Silver

Peridot & Ethiopian Opal Ring | Sterling Silver

Regular price $315.00 USD
Regular price $315.00 USD Sale price $315.00 USD
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A Bit About The Piece:

Sterling silver ring with a large round peridot set between two pear shape cabochon cut Ethiopian fire opals.

Details, details...

The Center Stone: Peridot

  • faceted round checkerboard cut
  • stone measurements: 10mm

The Side Stones: Opal and Cubic Zirconia (CZ)

  • 2 pear shape cabochon cut opals
  • opal origin: Ethiopia
  • opal brightness of color: 3 of 5
  • opal measurements: 4mm x 6mm
  • 55+ round cut CZs

The Setting: Cast Fancy Split Shank Prong Set Halo Ring

  • .925 sterling silver, solid
  • default size: 7.00
  • 5.7 grams


About Peridot:

Peridot, a gem variety of "olivine," was a stone coveted by ancient Egyptians and referred to as "topaz" for over a millennium.  This was not by mistake, either; peridot's first discovery was on the island of Topazios (now St. John's Island) in the Red Sea, circa 300 BC.  This island was infested with lethal snakes, making the gem very desirable due to its difficulty to obtain.  Over time, the island was cleared of snakes on pharaoh's orders, and other deposits were discovered later.  The English word "peridot" was not first recorded until 1705, and the reason for this is still largely unknown.

Today, gem grade peridot comes from the Native American San Carlos Reservation in Arizona, as well as Sri Lanka, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and Pakistan.  A different variety of olivine similar to peridot, referred to as "forsterite," is also known to be found in meteorite.  These meteorites are called "pallasites."

Peridot is 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Stones make excellent rings, but years of constant everyday wear will eventually go noticed.  Peridot jewelry is safe to put in chemical jewelry cleaner, but we strongly advise against steam cleaning or putting peridot jewelry into an ultrasonic cleaning machine.  These can cause stones to break.  When in doubt, it is always safe to clean peridot jewelry with mild to warm water, soap, and a soft bristled toothbrush.

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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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