A stylish, bright, fancy, very unique, Fairy Opal ring! This bright Fairy Opal bead has been set in Argentium Silver by Jason. My favorite ring thus far. Full rainbow of colors sparkles brightly on every side. Cool setting. The opal bead weighs 7.5 carats and measures 11mm diameter.
Ring size is approx. 9.25
Origin: Queensland, Australia
Fairy Opals are from the Queensland Boulder Opal fields. They have been treated to darken the ironstone matrix. There are no sealers, coating, or toxic chemicals used in the process. The natural gem colors are not altered, just brighter and richer due to the contrast of the darkened ironstone.
We proudly use recycled metals in our jewelry. The wire we use is recycled and manufactured in the USA.
Argentium Silver is made with a touch of germanium. It presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling and is extremely slow to tarnish under most conditions. With 93.5% pure silver, Argentium meets the legal standard to be quality-marked as sterling silver. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd.
Australian Boulder Opal was formed millions of years ago from a solution that flowed into seams, cracks, and cavities in a type of sandstone known as Ironstone. Opal is composed of an arrangement of very small silica spheres. The play of color that Opal is known for is the result of the diffraction of light by these spheres and the spaces in between them. Different colors are the result of different sized spheres. For example, the color violet comes from an arrangement of spheres which have diameters of 1,500 angstroms, and red comes from spheres that have diameters of 3,500 angstroms.
Metaphysical Properties: Boulder Opal represents purity and intensity. It assists in emotional and mental balance, calms the inner soul. Facilitates actualization. Excellent stone for progress, expansion, and development. Helps one connect the conscious and subconscious, providing for a clearing understanding of oneself. Facilitates communication between the Earth plane and the star people of this world and other worlds. Clears and brightens the aura, stimulates healing. It has been used to access spiritual guides and animal guides. It can be used in medicine-wheel ceremony to stabilize energy.
Corresponding Astrological Signs: Opal corresponds to Cancer, Libra, Pisces, and Scorpio. Boulder Opal in particular corresponds to Virgo.
Opal is the birthstone for October.
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