Opals are one of the most fascinating gems, combining every color in the spectrum on a pearly white, black, or transparent background. As a 14 year anniversary gift, they can represent all the different colors of a marriage, brought together in one precious gem. Learn more about opal rings and find the perfect 14 year anniversary ring for your loved one in our extensive yet carefully curated collection.
About 14 Year Anniversary Ring
The rarest and most valuable opals are black opals, since the black background makes the vibrant, sparkling colors even more vivid. However, crystal and white opals can be just as striking. Opals sometimes have a predominant color, either reds and yellows or blues and greens. Mexican opals have an orange body and less visible color play.
14 year Anniversary Ring Designs
Opal is a luxurious, iridescent gem with fiery color that sparks from deep within the stone to give it a lifelike spirit and unique charm.
Victorian Era - Interest in opals revived in England when Queen Victoria made them popular by wearing them and giving opals to her favorite relatives.
Australian Mines - Australia, especially Coober Pedy, is the source for many of the world’s biggest and most stunning opals. Because it is in the extremely hot Australian desert, most of Coober Pedy is underground.
- Symbolism - Because of the way that colors could appear and disappear, the Greeks believed that opals could make the wearer invisible. This belief in opal's powers lasted even through Elizabethan times. Opals are associated with good vision and were thought to help prevent eye diseases.
Treatment - For protection, opals today with spectacular color are too thin to wear in rings by themselves, so the slice is sandwiched between another stone and crystal (a triplet) or put on top of another stone (a doublet).
Find The Perfect Engagement Ring
Vintage opal rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detail. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of 14 year anniversary rings today.