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Two New Silver Opal Gemstone Rings

  • May 7, 2013 1:07 AM

Every once in a while I like to pick up natural, freeform stones from my collection and set them in my Silver rings. I have a tendency to prefer natural , hand cut Opal stones. Not the very expensive ones, which cost thousands of dollars , but natural pieces. The reason I like Opals so much is they are full of surprises. No two stones look the same.

The new rings I have created are completely different from each other.

The first is my Oval Opal Silver Ring:

 

Oval Opal Ring by Rioritajewelry

Oval Opal Ring Handmade by Rioritajewelry
Oval Opal Ring - Handcrafted by Rioritajewelry

Oval Opal Ring – Handcrafted by Rioritajewelry

The above ring is handcrafted with an Oval Opal gemstone, a Koroit Opal cabochon from Australia  .I handcrafted the carved wide band then soldered the bezel on top. Finally set this beautiful unusual Opal stone in it.

The stone Koroit boulder opal cabochon was cut from a split opal nut. In the center you can see white and crystal opal and you can also view a deep blue-purple fire.There is some bright emerald green here and there, peeping as you turn the stone from side to side.

Size : US size 7.5
Width of the band : 10.5mm
Weght of the stone: 46.18 carats.
Size of the stone: 18mm x 30mm x 6mm

The second ring is a Freeform Opal and Silver Ring:

Freeform Opal and Silver Ring handcrafted by Rioritajewelry

Freeform Opal and Silver Ring handcrafted by Rioritajewelry

Freeform Opal and Silver Ring  - back of the ring

Freeform Opal and Silver Ring – back of the ring

As the stone cutter said about it: “The stone has beautiful Opal patterns and a nice solid matrix. It is thick and shows pastel colors with a few clouds laying on top. When viewed from different angles you may see a sudden glow of fiery Turquoise then a cloudy blend of pink and purple met with a contrast of Brown. It has a nice shine to it. The matrix of the stone is solid”.

Both rings can be found in my Etsy shop:

http://etsy.com/shop/rioritajewelry

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