Black Opal Ring
You might ask, what is a black opal ring? The color of this stone is obviously not black so why the confusing terminology. Well, the fact of the matter is that when they were first discovered in Lightning Ridge Australia over 100 years ago, the stone had characteristics different from the traditional ‘look’ of opal.
To Europeans, opals from the now-defunct mines in Hungary (now Slovakia) were always of a pale, jelly-like color but this stone had a very dark to black background.
Hence, the only way they could think to describe this new gem was to call it black opal. Meaning that it was black in the background, giving it a much darker and brighter appearance than the more pale, delicate stones, which of course have a beauty of their own.
Field: Lightning Ridge(Australia) Stone Size: 8×6 mm Metal: 10k white gold Finger Size: U.S: 7 U.K: N
Opal Ring – Gents opal set in 14k yellow gold
Finger size: R or 9
Re: Finger size: Please click the pink HELP button if you are unsure of the finger sizes needed. Peter will help you with this. To check the sizing method in your country, please go here
Shipping: Please note that we only recommend DHL shipping for reliable prompt service. It’s more expensive but we will include a free opal pendant to more than cover you for this expense
Packaging: Velvet Gem Box References: testimonials Questions? contact us here Guarantee: International perpetual quality guarantee
There are multitudes of different types of finger rings. Most well known are wedding bands, engagement, friendship, school rings, Signet, dress etc.
The ring shown here could be described as a dress ring, but it can be adapted to wedding and friendship as well.
Keep in mind that we have a free ‘late gift’ service just in case you need it.
Please ask about it in the blog below if you are buying this item for a gift and you have left it a little late to get to you on time.
We can email the card to you for printing. Just give us the first names of the giver and receiver.