Beautiful opal ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

rosecut:  That is very pretty! I love opals and really wanted one in my e-ring but I thought long and hard about it and decided not too. They are very soft stones and prone to falling out/breaking/getting lost easily. It’s my mom’s birthstone and literally every single opal piece of jewelry she’s had has never lasted longer than a year or two before that sucker fell out…

I am more partial to the black/boulder/lightning ridge opals though than the classic white. Like these stones (ignore the crazy settings): 

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

rosecut:  thanks, I think I’m obsessed now. 

My great grandmother had an opal engagement ring that my grandmother now wears. I’ve always wanted one, even if it were just to switch up with my set or wear as a RHR.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

rosecut:  depends on what type/quality of opal you have. The white ones are lesser priced because they are more common, but the black & darker opals are much pricier because they are not as common…. Not to mention many people may be very upset at losing their stone, or unable to find a comparative one. I’ve lost a stone in my diamond ring before and it was a horrible feeling. Yes I could just replace it, but that can be heartbreaking if you’ve spent a while looking for and finally finding the perfect stone… You could just get an opal doublet- then it wouldn’t fall out since it’s bonded to a harder substance?

White Opals=  good quality = $30-$90 AUS per carat

Black Opals= good quality= $120-$500 AUS per carat

 

**Just want to make sure opal lovers know what they are getting into if they chose opals**

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Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

That is so gorgeous!! I love non traditional rings!!!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE opals. My birthstone 😀

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Really fine australian black opals can be more expensive than diamonds.  

They are sooo gorgeous though. Opals are my birth stone, and if it wasn’t for their extreme softness, I would have choosen one as my ering.  Jewelers won’t even sell you a warranty on them because they are so soft they are pretty much guarantee to crack with everyday wear.  

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

This is an old thread but I was browsing to see if there were any other bees with Opal rings and came across this and said “hey! that’s my ring!” 

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My opal ering. Love it! 

Post # 12
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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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