Fell in love with a ring at an antique shop – did I stumble on a great deal?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Gorgeous!!! I love love love opals!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think its very pretty. If you love it, get it!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

thatgingerbiddie:  It is really pretty!!! But I would worry about such a soft stone…

PS- I’m editing to add that if by chance the stone gets hurt at least it you wouldn’t be losing a lot of money on it. You know??

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  RedHeadKel.
Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think it is beautiful, but I would not want to wear an opal every day.  I am much too hard on rings.  I managed to chip my tanzanite and I don’t wear it every day……

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Will the antiques shop allow you to have it appraised or looked at by a gemologist? You need to account for the quality of the opal. A lot of gemstone rings are claimed to be gemstones, but they’re really not. Also ask if the antiques shop would be willing to clean it for you, or if they’d allow you to clean it in store to see if it really will shine the way you think.d

I think if it makes you happy, and it fits your personality, GO FOR IT! 🙂

Just make sure you educate yourself on how to care for and clean opals. Some things like pearls and gemstones cannot be exposed to perfumes, or certain kinds of cleaners because it breaks down their natural/added protective coating.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I love it and it’s a great price! I’d get it looked at by an appraiser and if you like it I say go for it! If it gets scratched up or you want to replace the opal with another stone in the future great! At that price you really can’t go wrong if it’s a legit opal/diamonds.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

thatgingerbiddie:  my MIL had an opal ring and had to have the stone replaced more than once because it would break. So that could get pricey and defeat the purpose of saving on the ring now.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

That ring is lovely. I’d buy it. 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It really is pretty and you are right.  You won’t be out a lot of money if the opal breaks or cracks!  I would have it looked out, just to make sure those are diamonds and the setting is really gold.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it looks great! If you feel like its the right one then follow your gut. It may not be there if you leave it. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

Absolutely gorgeous!  I’d snatch that up.

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