Opal ring – Eye catching crystal
Beautiful high grade Coober Pedy crystal opal ring with 5 diamonds set in heavy 18k gold.
This designer style crystal opal ring using 18k yellow gold metal accompanied by five diamonds. This glorious piece makes its own statement without the diamonds but it is certainly enhanced with them.
The term ‘crystal’ does not accurately describe the stone because opal is not crystalline, but when the first miners found them they thought that since some of them are quite translucent, the closest thing they could think of were I guess their mum’s crystal dishes.
But the name has stuck and recently those responsible to establish a nomenclature for opal decided to leave it since it has been known by that term for so long.
Where Crystal Opal is Found:
Coober Pedy is the international capital for crystal opal or white opal in the world. The two types of opal are distinguished by the fact that white opal is opaque in that the color rests on the surface of the opal and is not translucent.
Opal Ring Crystal
is more translucent which gives it great depth and intrigue, creating this arresting display of opal color. Often it is actually Opalized shells from ancient inland seas.