White Opal is said to bring about loyalty and faithfulness to those that wear it. It also symbolizes passion and love. It brings about positive energy. Although Opals are a 5.5-6.5 under the Mohs hardness scale they can still be worn and cherished. Having them set low in a full bezel secures the stone more than prongs. They are not recommended to be worn in harsh conditions or people that live an active lifestyle.
This Art Deco conversion ring is set with an oval white opal bezel set horizontally. The stick pin was used for the band.
Caring for your Opal: never put it in the ultrasonic but you can use warm soapy water with a soft brush.
Gemstone: White Opal
Cut: Oval Cabochon
Weight: 1 = 0.87 cts estimated weight
Color: White with red and blue
Clarity: Eye Clean
Measurements: 8.4 x 5.7 x 3.19 mm
Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.8 mm / 1.1 mm wide / 4 mm high off finger
Metal: 10k yellow gold
Size: 8.5 (inquire about sizing)
Weight: 1.2 grams
Condition: 8 (light surface scratches on stone, stickpin was used for shank, light polish)
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Art Deco Ring / Opal Ring in 10k Yellow Gold Conversion Ring
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.