(Closed) Wedding band question

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
108 posts
Blushing bee

Opals are way too soft to have in a ring you wear every day–they have a tendency to crumble.  On a necklace or in earrings they hold up better but your hands tend to come to more grief than other parts of your body.  Even then, they need to be stored in mineral oil so that they don’t dry out so usually are reserved for special occasion wear.

However, pink tourmaline is the other birthstone for October and I think it would go very well with garnets.  


I’m sure you could find a garnet/pink tourmaline band on gemvara.com.

Post # 5
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My friends ering was 3 opals. I agree with PP they are soft, I know she had to get it fixed multiple times. I have an opal ring for my birthstone ring my mother got me for my 21st birthday and I beat that thing up and it still looks great 4 years later so I don’t really know why mine held up and my friends didn’t? She had hers for about a year. You could get a plain band and an opal one and wear the plain one for everyday and the opal for special nights?

Post # 7
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My grandmother was born in October and was an opal fanatic. She wore them whenever she could, and all of hers stayed looking amazing despite the constant wear and no special treatment. I agree with PP that they’re likely to take more abuse being in a ring, but I think if you did a half-eternity so the opals were only on top, it could work. Just be prepared that you might need to replace them after a while if you’re anywhere near as hard on your rings as I am, lol.

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