Opal. African. Ethiopian. Ring. Set in Sterling Silver. 8 x 6 mm. 1 ct. 50%+ Intro Price Reduction; Bewitching Opal w/ great color play.


Nice Ethiopian opal, with good color play with blues, greens, reds, yellows and violet. 8 x 6mm, 1 carat gem. This gem is in the category of 'Precious Opal.' Set in Sterling Silver. Nice interplay between gem coloration and the simple silver setting. Fantastic gift for a new graduate, or just for giving. Size 7 ring, can be easily increased to 7.5 or 8 by your local jewelry or by us (for a fee; email us after purchase if you desire a change in size). Opal is the October birthstone and is given for the 14th Anniversary.

The GEMVal color for this opal isX1-GB - Green-Blue shift. That values this gem at $405.00 per carat, not including the setting or labor. This opal ring is on sale for Mother's Day at a HUGE PRICE REDUCTION of 68% !!!!!

Opal Mysticism and Lore:
Opal was first discussed by the ancient Roman historian, Pliny the Elder; he called in opulus. He and most other ancient scholars believed it to be the most mysterious and bewitching of all gems, and wore it for luck, healing and protection. They also wore opal when venturing into dangerous places.
Opal contains the colors and qualities of literally every other stone. It is thought to enhance psychic powers. Opals are worn during astral projection in order to protect the wearer and to facilitate the process. Opal is also believed to assist in recalling past incarnations: the opal is held in the hand, gazed at, with one’s attention moving from color to color until a psychic state is achieved and the wearer can use their mind to go into the past life. In the past opals were used to create invisibility by wrapping the stone in a fresh bay leaf and carrying it with the one who desired invisibility. Also thought to be the ideal gem to promote astral projection.

All of our stones and jewelry are based upon the GEMVal monthly gem value ratings (www.gemval.com) so the buyer can rest assured that they are getting a fair price based on color, cut and gem availability world wide. All of our gems, both rough and cut, have been certified to our company as natural and of the nature as described. And, we perform a number of tests on both rough and cut gems we obtain in order to confirm their specs (e.g RI, spectroscopy,thermal conductivity testing) to the best of our ability and within reasonable error variance. We are a family owned business located in Knoxville, Tn, home of JewelryTV, but we have worldwide connections for obtaining the highest quality rough and cut gems for our clients, including East Africa, Thailand, Brazil, Columbia, Cambodia, China, India, and Afghanistan. See our website at www.adventuregems.biz for more info and gem education.

NOTE: Although beautiful, opal exhibits less hardness than many other gems. It has a Mohs hardness rating of 6, as compared to sapphire (9), topaz (8), and amethyst (7). As such, care must be taken when it is in a ring setting rather than a setting such as earrings. It is not recommended for daily ring wear given its lack of high hardness, making it prone to chip if hit by something harder (e.g. metals like steel, and even some glass). Dinner ring/cocktail ring occasional use is recommended. We have offered this ring setting of opal due to demand we have experienced. Just be careful when wearing it; don't remodel your kitchen with apatite on your finger ! :) In fact, don't wash dishes with the opal ring on your finger as opal behaves like a 'living gem,' that can absorb liquids in which it is immersed, causing color deterioration.

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