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This isn’t my engagement ring, but it was my Great-Grandmas. It’s too fragile for daily wear, but I thought I would try it on with my wedding band that just arrived and I am in LOVE!
Some gratuitous ring shots as well.
This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by franklyn.
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franklyn: The color is so pretty! Almost makes it look like its glowing!
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Curlycupcake: I know! I jokingly call it my glow-in-the-dark ring. I had it appraised for insurance purposes, and the appraiser told me she had never seen such high quality opals before. It’s filthy too, but I’m not supposed to get it wet because the opals are so old and fragile. I can’t imagine what it would look like clean!
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franklyn: Oh my god that is gorgeous- so much color!!! It seems like older opals are way better quality than the newer ones I’ve seen. I dunno, but the old ones are bright vibrant & colorful whereas the new ones I’ve seen are not very colorful & pretty cloudy looking. I love opals sooo much- I just wish they weren’t so soft or else I would have gotten those stones instead of a diamond in my engagement ring!
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My goodness, that is so pretty! I’d be so tempted to wear that all the time – why, oh why do Opals have to be so fragile!? That ring is AMAZING!
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kidseahawk: I know! I’ve worn it to dinner a few times, and on her birthdays. There’s actually a chip in the opal second from the right. Whenever I hear about people wanting opal engagement rings I worry for them.
BeckyS0: I saw a opal ring with a rose-cut diamond halo from the early 1800s when we were shopping for my engagement ring that was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. A total show-stopper – kind of like this, but a more vibrant opal. I wish I took a picture of me trying it on.
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- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Stunning and vibrant colors!
Post # 11
That is super pretty! I have a ring from my great grandma too, and it is just as special to me as my engagement ring (which I LOVE).
I have always adored opals (they are my birth stone!), and wanted one for my ering (that antique one pictured is gorgeous), but changed my mind once I learned that they are one of the softest stones out there, and everyday wear is so likely to chip them that no one will even sell warrantees on them. I ended up going with a yellow sapphire (love it- yellow is my favorite color), but had opals not been so fragile I would definitely be sporting a black opal ring right now.
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mgbser: yes! Black opals are one of my favorite types of opals- those and fire opals! Soo much pretty!
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franklyn: It took me a long time to appreciate opals but I do now. They are so pretty. Treat that lovely antique ring well!
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franklyn: I adore opals…very pretty!