Eye catching black boulder opal ring
Impresionante anillo de ópalo negro con forma de pera engastado en un bisel de oro amarillo de 18k. Stones of this quality are getting rarer since the black opal fields at Lightning ridge are not producing like they did. This is an expensive ring for someone who can afford it.
Opal Ring Description:
Pera o gota shape ring with swirl featured ring design. La piedra no es su ópalo de forma ovalada normal, sino que en realidad tiene forma de gota o pera y está colocada de lado en el dedo, lo que le da una apariencia única..
The metal is 18k yellow gold and there are no additional stones to take away from the main feature which is opal.
Just to remind you in case you have not read about it on this site, Este es un ópalo de roca de Western Queensland Opal Fields y también se clasifica como un ópalo negro porque se encuentra en la naturaleza con un respaldo de piedra de hierro marrón y es este respaldo el que le da al ópalo su dramática apariencia azul verdosa profunda..
¿Qué es un negro "’ o 'dark’ o 'cristal’ Boulder Opal opal o? Clic aquí para averiguar.
Boulder Opal Descripción:
Winton is at the northern end of the famous boulder opal fields in Western Queensland. Estas piedras, que eran probablemente los ópalos primer negro que se encuentran en Australia a mediados del siglo 19.
They are similar to the Lightning Ridge Black opal except that they have dark brown ironstone back instead of black potch.
Such colors and patterns are typical of boulder opal which comes from a strip of the outback of Western Queensland Australia between Cunnamulla with its opal fields of Yowah and Koroit up through Quilpie to Winton in the north.
The town of Winton boasts a museum recording some amazing finds of among other things dinosaurs and other ancient artifacts. Winton along with Longreach to the south has a history of nearly two hundred years of brave outback pioneers who wandered the bush both in search of minerals and caring for cattle and crops.
Winton is where Australia’s airline industry had its birth and it’s also the place along with others who gave birth to the opal industry.
Ópalo, arguable the most unique of all gemstones is found in this area inside large ironstone boulders and has to be released from mother nature with the help of large machinery and long with diamond blades and lapidary wheels.
The process is someone of a muddy experience but the resultant gemstones are not only amazing in color but also in pattern and shape.