The rings in the photos have been sold. This listing is for a one-of-a-kind, custom-made opal ring. The opal is in the two final photos. As this is a custom, made-to-order piece, please read my shop announcement for my current production time.
This ring will be built around a 10 x 8mm oval shaped solid black opal. Please note that the opals in the rings shown here are larger than that. This opal is a fantastic play of pinks, green and blue, and shimmers from all angles. The colour play is very strong, and varies in hue according to the type of light you view them in. The photos of this opal were taken outside in strong sunlight. Opals are very difficult to properly photograph, but my opal collection was chosen for their strong, consistant colourplay and gorgeous appearance. I choose my opals from an opal dealer in Australia- they are from Lightning Ridge, where the world's best black opals are mined and cut.
The ring is made from recycled gold- the bezel and band are 18k. On the ring in the photos, the bezel has been given a brushed texture with a high-shine lip, while the band is hammered and polished. I can also build this ring from 18k white gold, and can give it any finish you like.
Photos of custom pieces are always sent for approval prior to shipping.
Shipping is by Purolator Overnight (to the USA) or Purolator Express (3-5 days internationally), with $100 of insurance and a tracking number. If you wish to have your ring fully insured, please get in touch for an estimate on the insurance. The ring will be moving with a reputable courier, and must be signed for on your end, so is quite safe. However, I cannot replace nor refund should the ring somehow become lost or damaged. So, I will leave the insurance decision up to you.