Estate 14kt Black Opal Teardrop Ring
Black opals are among the most rare and valuable of all natural opal varieties. Unlike their common opal counterparts, they have a dark canvas and radiate brilliant flashes of colors due to their subtle iron oxide and carbon properties. Although a portion of the world's opals are mined in Ethiopa, most originate in Australia (particularly from a region known as "Lightening Ridge") and the opal has henceforth been named Australia's national stone. Historically, opals were believed to bring good luck when given as a gift. In the modern day, they continue to be adored worldwide and are one of the most desirable stones used in fine jewelry!
This black opal estate ring makes quite a stylish accessory! Hand-crafted in smooth 14kt gold, the ring features an exquisite black opal stone that is bezel set at the center. The teardrop-shaped stone is simply mesmerizing, displaying an incredible array of iridescent colors that flash and shimmer in the light. The vivid shades of green, blue, violet, and gold almost seem to glow from within. Completing the sleek design is a smooth gold band with split pillar accents at each shoulder. Stamped inside the shank is "14K" beside a small maker's mark. A very fashionable gemstone ring, it is perfect for any opal lover and would make a perfect addition to the modern woman's collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 6, but could easily be re-sized up or down as desired. The opal centerpiece measures approximately 5/8" tall, and is 1/2" wide at the base, 1/4" wide at the top, and rests 3/16" above the finger when worn. The band measures 3mm wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the opal stone, which is intact and securely set.