Introducing Queen Yvonne,
Our Headlining Jalisco Fire Opal in Diamonds
The Center Stone: Mexican Crystal Fire Opal, solid
- 10.10 carats
- origin: Jalisco, Mexico
- brightness of color: 4 of 5
- measurements: 16.8mm x 15mm x 6.7mm
- oval cabochon cut
The Side Stones: Diamond
- 27 round cuts
- 1.25ct total weight
- average clarity: VS
- average color: G
The Setting: Custom Split Shank Bezel Set Halo Ring
- 14kt rose gold, solid
- North-South stone orientation
- default size: 7.00
- matte finish under halo
- 20.45 grams
- proudly Made in USA
More About Queen Yvonne:
A creation we are very much proud of, this statement-sized, natural Jalisco fire opal is bezel set in a halo of high quality, brilliant diamonds. Colors are bright and vibrant. The shank has a high-polished finish, and the halo is matte finish.
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.