Our One-off Opal Shell 18K Gold and Sterling Silver ring is perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
At Silver Scene we love to be different and that's why we have created our 'One-off' range, unique pieces of jewellery for unique people.
A stunning yet simple design, this ring features a beautiful free form opalised shell stone in a hammered setting that follows the irregular shape of this opal. This opal is completely natural and holds its original form, it is not flat but irregular. It is not a doublet and therefore has no backing to the stone. As an extra touch, a wave of 18K gold flows up one side of the stone giving this design that 'something a little different' we so love at Silver Scene. The sturdy and comfortable silver band finishes off this design perfectly.
Opal shells are very unique pieces for any jewellery collection. Originally, the opal fields in Australia formed along the bottom of a large inland sea. There was a variety of different marine creatures that called this sea their home. When the sea dried up the shells were trapped under the mud and over the years became to be part of the opal formations.
Only the highest quality stones have been used in our 18K gold and sterling silver range, this opal is stunning and the colours as the light hits the stone are spectacular, the pictures do not do it justice. This particular opal has a pinflash of colours that can only be appreciated by the naked eye.
A unique piece of jewellery, this gorgeous opal ring is a one-of-a-kind piece, only one ring has been made especially for you and, just like you, there are no other rings quite like this one.
This opalised shell ring is a real stunner and is perfect as a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
All Silver Scene jewellery comes lovingly packaged in a gift box.
This piece has been ethically designed and made by hand by Silver Scene Ltd in our workshops in Bali, Indonesia. It is an exclusive Silver Scene design and limited to one piece only.
About the stone
Opal is the birthstone for October.
Australia produces 95% of the worlds opals. It is not known exactly how opal is formed, but many believe it is formed when water from rain seeps down into crevasses in the rock. Once the water evaporates, the silica that is left behind dries out and hardens into precious opal.
The ancient Greeks believed that opals were formed from the tears of joy wept by Zeus when he defeated the titans, and that the opal bestowed prophetic powers.
Most civilizations see opal as a lucky stone. In the Middle Ages, it was considered that it could provide great luck as it carried all the virtues of each gemstone whose colour was represented in the opal. Following the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Anne of Geierstein’ in 1829, opal acquired a less popular reputation. In Scott’s novel, the Baroness of Arnheim wears an opal talisman with supernatural powers. When a drop of holy water falls on the talisman, the opal turns into a colourless stone and the Baroness dies soon after. Due to the popularity of this novel, people began to associate opals with bad luck and death and within a year of the novel being published, the sale of opals in Europe had dropped by 50%.
Opals have always been associated with love and passion, it is a seductive stone that intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. It is believed to stimulate originality and creativity. Wearing opal is said to bring loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.
Australian Opalised shell set in Sterling Silver and 18K Gold, keep clean with an anti-tarnish cloth.
Please be aware that opals are delicate stones that can break when knocked against a hard surface. Prolonged exposure to water can also damage them so it is always advisable to take off any opal jewellery before showering or bathing.
Ring size P1/2.
At widest points, Opal 2.2cm x 0.8cm approx. Band width 0.4cm approx.
Please be aware that as our stone jewellery is handmade and the stones are natural, dimensions and stone colours may vary slightly.
Ring pictured is ring sold.