Round Ethiopian Fire Opal Ring Set In Sterling Silver Size 6.75, Solid Opal Ring, Welo Opal

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Round Ethiopian Fire Opal Ring Set In Sterling Silver Size 6.75, Solid Opal Ring, Welo Opal

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CA$125.00

Rare find - there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Handmade

Material

Gemstone: Opal

This is a natural Ethiopian "Welo" fire opal set in fine quality sterling silver. I've used a simple "D" shaped bezel to set and highlight the natural beauty of the stone. The band is rounded inside and out for a smooth and comfortable fit.

The stone is 9 mm round.
The band is a robust 2 mm thick and 3 mm wide and is a USA size 6.75
This opal has a white base with very fiery red, yellow and touch of green and rare indigo.

I felt the photos did not do the stone justice in this particular shoot. The color are even more bold and it looks even better in person.

Ethiopian "Welo" opals are a recent discovery found in 2008 in the Welo province of Ethiopia.
The significance of this find is profound compared with the well known Australian opal. Welo opals resist crazing (clouding) and cracking when exposed to environmental changes much better than its Australian counterpart. Australian Opals typically contain much more water content and need to be cared for as not to dry them out where color can be lost permanently. Since Ethiopian opals are a much drier hydrophane opal, the colors are best while the stone is dry.

Because Welo Opal likes to absorb water, it should not be exposed to water for more than a minute or so. It will not hurt the opal but it will absorb water and diminish the color until it dries out. The drying period can be from a few hours up to a few weeks depending on the amount of time it has to absorb water and what the drying conditions are like.

Opal Care
Ethiopian opals should not be cleaned in ultrasonic cleaners or with chemical cleaners. These can damage the stone and its fire. Avoid body products, soaps, and oils as these may absorb into the stone.
The best way to care for this opal is to simply wipe it clean with a dry microfiber cloth to remove finger prints, and other residues.
This is a natural Ethiopian "Welo" fire opal set in fine quality sterling silver. I've used a simple "D" shaped bezel to set and highlight the natural beauty of the stone. The band is rounded inside and out for a smooth and comfortable fit.

The stone is 9 mm round.
The band is a robust 2 mm thick and 3 mm wide and is a USA size 6.75
This opal has a white base with very fiery red, yellow and touch of green and rare indigo.

I felt the photos did not do the stone justice in this particular shoot. The color are even more bold and it looks even better in person.

Ethiopian "Welo" opals are a recent discovery found in 2008 in the Welo province of Ethiopia.
The significance of this find is profound compared with the well known Australian opal. Welo opals resist crazing (clouding) and cracking when exposed to environmental changes much better than its Australian counterpart. Australian Opals typically contain much more water content and need to be cared for as not to dry them out where color can be lost permanently. Since Ethiopian opals are a much drier hydrophane opal, the colors are best while the stone is dry.

Because Welo Opal likes to absorb water, it should not be exposed to water for more than a minute or so. It will not hurt the opal but it will absorb water and diminish the color until it dries out. The drying period can be from a few hours up to a few weeks depending on the amount of time it has to absorb water and what the drying conditions are like.

Opal Care
Ethiopian opals should not be cleaned in ultrasonic cleaners or with chemical cleaners. These can damage the stone and its fire. Avoid body products, soaps, and oils as these may absorb into the stone.
The best way to care for this opal is to simply wipe it clean with a dry microfiber cloth to remove finger prints, and other residues.

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Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations

Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Send items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within:  2 hours of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Unfortunately I'm unable to accept custom orders or resizing requests at this time.
The best way to keep silver looking bright is to use a dry silver polishing cloth. This not only eliminates cleanup of wet polishing compounds but also ensures that your stone does not become damaged in the process. Never use ultrasonic cleaners on natural stones.
Unfortunately I cannot offer to resize rings. Close fitting sizes can usually be refit inexpensively with a local jeweler in your area.
Our orders are sent discrete and with enough protection to keep it safe in its journey without adding unnecessary costs to shipping.
We are happy to include a personalized note in your order although gift wrapping is not available.
Due to the nature of my competitive pricing structure, wholesale is not available although I'd be open to hearing your proposal.
Please see this chart to convert my listed sizes to other international measurements. http://www.ringsizes.co
Please make sure that the delivery address is correct before making a purchase.
If you noticed a mistake in your address before the package has been sent, please contact me immediately to have it changed. Changes cannot be made after this and I cannot be responsible for undelivered packages due to an incorrectly provided address.
Usually items which are undelivered will be returned to me although this is not always reliable or timely.
Items returned to me may be refunded minus shipping costs or resent to the correct address after shipping costs are repaid.

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