If you haven't already considered an opal engagement ring, let us introduce you to their enthralling beauty and allure. Opals make the ideal engagement ring for the unconventional non-diamond bride because they sparkle differently than diamonds—a magical, iridescent sparkle.
What Exactly Is an Opal?
Opal is a one-of-a-kind gemstone known for its display of flashing colors, also known as play-of-color. The opal is the birthstone for October and is formed during the dry period after seasonal rains in regions such as Australia.
The wondrous beauty of an opal cannot be denied. Each opal is truly unique, which is appropriate for the unique bride. The wonderful thing about opal jewelry is that it is not only absolutely stunning, but it is also much less expensive than large diamond rings.
Pros and Cons of an Opal Engagement Ring
The benefits of opal engagement rings are well known: these stones can be extremely meaningful. Opals are not only the birthstone for people born in October, but they also have an irresistible allure due to their lustrous shine and brilliance. In fact, most people agree that these stones shine naturally without the need for excessive embellishment.
Even the best (and most gleaming) stones aren't perfect. Opals are more delicate and easily scratched than other stories, which can be a significant disadvantage for some people.
What to Look for When Purchasing an Opal Engagement Ring
What is the price of opals?
Opals are distinguished by their background tone and come in a wide range of colors. White opals are the most common, while black opals are the most expensive.
Do opals have the same radiance as other stones?
The ethereal flashes within the stone are known as its "play of color," and they can appear in a rainbow of colors.
Are opals brightly colored?
There are opals with very muted color plays that appear completely opaque.
Are opals brittle?
Opals, like pearls, are smooth stones rather than faceted gems.
How to Look After Your Opal Engagement Ring
First and foremost, opals are one of the softest gemstones and should be handled with care. Also, lab-created opals are typically stronger than their natural counterparts. Because opals are softer gems, you should always handle your ring with care. Always take the ring to a jeweler for cleaning; they will be experts at cleaning the opal delicately.
We recommend that you treat your opal jewelry with care and love so that it can become a future heirloom. Do not submerge them in water, use harsh cleaning agents on them, or go rock climbing with them! (One of our clients made this mistake and learned the hard way.)
History of Opal Rings
Look no further for deep significance in your engagement ring stone. Opals, also known as "The Queen of Gems" and the October birthstone, have incredible significance dating back to the Middle Ages, when it was believed that opals had the power to make their wearer invisible. Queen Victoria's fascination with opals brought them back into fashion. Cleopatra and Empress Josephine were two other famous opal lovers in history.
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