There is something almost magical about an opal, the way the colors shimmer across the stone and change with every moment the wearer makes. No wonder that opal rings are some of the most popular and stunning pieces of jewelry anyone can buy, and that so many people treasure opals as the most beautiful of all gemstones. Learn more about opal rings, and find the perfect vintage ring for your loved one in our extensive yet carefully curated collection.
About Opal Rings For Women
Most opals have either an overall white, black, or crystal tone. While the play of colors is often most intense in black opals, they can be equally stunning in white opals. Crystal opals are generally more subtle and delicate, rather than fiery. Similarly, most opals’ colors are either predominantly reds and oranges, predominantly blues and greens, though many feature both color families.
Opal Engagement Ring Designs
It wasn’t until Queen Victoria herself popularized opals by wearing them and giving opals as gifts that they regained their popularity. Today, opal rings for women are an ideal gift. Even many women who don’t like traditional gemstone jewelry are drawn to opals for their mysterious and ever-changing beauty.
Durability - Opals rate a 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. Opals will dry out if you expose them to heat, especially dry heat, for long periods.
- Opal Mines - The majority of opals come from Australia but opals also come from Africa, especially Ethiopia, Mexico, and the United States.
- Care - Opals are softer than many other gemstones and do need some extra care. Never clean an opal in an ultrasonic cleaner or with any kind of cleaning fluid, and look for a setting that protects the stone’s edges. Avoid getting perfume or lotion on them – instead, put your opal jewelry on last, after putting on perfume or lotion. With a little care, opal rings for women can last for generations.
Find The Perfect Opal 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 an opal ring with a sense of glamour and sophistication explore our collection of opal rings today.