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Strong Colors, Fire Opal Ring, Size 8, Wide Band Ring, Sterling Silver Setting, Solid Opal Ring, Ethiopian Welo Opal

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This is a natural Ethiopian 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 smooth inside and rounded outside for a smooth and comfortable feel between your fingers.

The stone alone measures 6 mm x 11 mm.
The band is 14 mm wide at the stone and graduates to 6 mm wide underneath. This is a USA size 8 ring.

Notes:
This opal has a transparent clear base with green, blue, yellow, orange and red fire. The fire pattern moves freely and different colors are visible from each angle. All angles show strong color.

All photos were taken outdoors in natural light.

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 colors may be affected 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. 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 as needed.
This is a natural Ethiopian 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 smooth inside and rounded outside for a smooth and comfortable feel between your fingers.

The stone alone measures 6 mm x 11 mm.
The band is 14 mm wide at the stone and graduates to 6 mm wide underneath. This is a USA size 8 ring.

Notes:
This opal has a transparent clear base with green, blue, yellow, orange and red fire. The fire pattern moves freely and different colors are visible from each angle. All angles show strong color.

All photos were taken outdoors in natural light.

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 colors may be affected 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. 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 as needed.

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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship 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:
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Stephen Clement

FAQs

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.

Strong Colors, Fire Opal Ring, Size 8, Wide Band Ring, Sterling Silver Setting, Solid Opal Ring, Ethiopian Welo Opal

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