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Like so many wood fossil opals--this one is a stunner! It displays a lot of the lighter colored matrix with brilliant streaks of opalized material running through--pinks, violets, aquas....
I set it in 22k gold on a base of 22k gold/silver bimetal*. Along the lower edge is a lush fringe of stones--turquoise, pink and brown tourmaline, amethyst, tanzanite and tsavorite garnet. They are wrapped on 14k gold headpins.
The simple band is argentium sterling silver for tarnish resistance and measures a size 7 3/4.
*Bimetal features a layer of high-karat 22-karat yellow gold pressure-bonded to a layer of bright Argentium® Silver. The gold constitutes a full 10% of the overall weight and the Argentium constitutes the remaining 90%. The front of the piece shows the gold layer and the back is silver. This is a cost-efficient way to achieve the warm look of gold jewelry.
Argentium sterling silver is a silver alloy where most of the copper has been replaced by germanium which lends greatly enhanced tarnish resistance over standard sterling. It is .935 silver--more pure silver than .925 sterling. In addition, argentium sterling is produced using only recycled silver.
Because of the delicate nature of opals I like to set them in a bezel wall setting for more protection. Please be sure to remove your ring before any strenuous activity and take care not to submerge in water or expose to chemicals, perfumes, lotions, etc.