Antique opal ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

franklyn:  The color is so pretty!  Almost makes it look like its glowing!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Wow! That is gorgeous!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

It’s a lovely ring.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Very pretty!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Stunning and vibrant colors!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

mgbser:  yes! Black opals are one of my favorite types of opals- those and fire opals! Soo much pretty! 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

 

franklyn:  I adore opals…very pretty!

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I know this post is older, but this is my Le Vian engagement ring that I was proposed to with. It is still getting sized, but I love it to much. My fiance knew that it was a very soft stone, and not a forever one. We are going to have a longer engagement, so we can get stable and save up some money/pay off debt. She want to buy me a whole seperate set, with a “new” engagement ring and a wedding band. I still love this so much. So me and so unique. And she got it at such a great price! The ring retails for $3,000 and she snagged it up for $700! I love it so much.

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