A Black Opal Triplet Ring with Tanzanite & Spinel Accents.
The Center Stone: Black Opal, triplet
- origin: Lightning Ridge, Australia
- brightness of color: 3 of 5
- darkness of bodycolor: 2 of 5
- oval cabochon cut
- stone measurements: 11mm x 9.01mm
- quartz top
The Side Stones: Tanzanite & Spinel
- 2 faceted marquise cut tanzanites
- 12 faceted round cut spinels
- average tanzanite measurements: 5.38mm x 2.41mm
- average spinel diameter: 1mm
- spinel color: black
The Setting: Cast Prong and Pave Set Ring
- .925 sterling silver, solid
- North-South stone orientation
- bottom of shank width: 2.91mm
- default size: 7.00
More About Terrie "The Triplet":
Triplet rings must be worn with care. It is advised not to wear doublet and triplet opals in water, and we suggest removing this ring when washing your hands. Bright color stone with natural opal center and quartz top. "Triplets" are thin, natural opal stones that have been assembled between two pieces of material by man. A black base enhances color, and a clear quartz cap both magnifies color and improves scratch resistance.
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.