New design made with flashier opals and a 14k gold filled ring shank! A minimal opal ring with a comfortable dainty ring shank. Stacks well with other rings, particularly colored gemstone rings. Although Opals are the birthstone for October, these gems are super trendy and can be worn by and gifted to just about anybody!
14k Gold Filled Shank.
Genuine Australian Opal
5mm to 14mm wide.
Size of opal usually corresponds with ring size.
The ring shank is made entirely with 14k gold filled wire. Unlike other electroforming artists, I use real 14k gold filled wire in this Australian Opal ring, ensuring the gold color will last where the ring is most vulnerable, against the skin. 14k gold filled wire lasts as long as solid 14k gold, but is made more affordable than solid 14k gold by "filling" the wire's core with another metal. Unlike gold plating, where the ring shank's top layer is ~1 micron of gold, or 0.001mm thick, 14k gold filled has a top layer made of 100 microns of pure 14k gold, closer to 0.1mm, or 10% of the entire ring shank.
This means your ring will not turn your skin green, and will be able to sustain heavy wear, scratches and nicks. The shank will also not tarnish any more than pure 14k gold would, but you may need to use a light microfiber polishing cloth every few years to keep the color bright and shiny. Please note, although rare, some people may be allergic to gold, so if you have a reaction please let me know and I will happily accept a refund. Also please note that this type of ring is impossible to make without copper around the gemstone, so there is a copper build up around the gemstone and onto the shank. This is necessary for the security of the gemstone, and the small patch behind the gemstone will eventually darken if worn everyday.
✨ Please send me a message if you have any concerns about the quality of your ring. I have a very generous return policy and my top priority is ensuring your happiness with your ring. ✨
This ring pairs well with my opal earrings - https://www.etsy.com/listing/513484541/rough-opal-earrings-raw-opal-earring
Please select US custom if you do not see your size. I can make half sizes and quarter sizes, just let me know what you'd like in the notes at checkout. ?
You will receive one of the rings pictured above, or a ring nearly identical to the rings above. Since each gemstone is one-of-a-kind, I cannot guarantee that the gemstone you see above will be on a ring shank in your size. I have tried my best to photograph the varying degree of colors, so your ring will fall in the spectrum of color among the rings photographed above.
This ring is currently made to order. Please check my FAQ for estimated shipping times.