Our One-off Opal and Blue Tourmaline 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 opal stone and a round faceted, blue tourmaline stone. The setting and band on this ring is nearly as beautiful as the stone itself. Our silversmiths and goldsmiths have created an 18k gold hammered setting with small 18K gold dots at either side of the opal stone and a polished Sterling silver setting for the blue tourmaline. The band has been hand worked in silver into a twig design creating a gorgeous and nature inspired piece of jewellery.
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 flashes of fire red, yellow and green that can only be appreciated by the naked eye.
A unique piece of jewellery, this gorgeous opal and blue tourmaline 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 opal 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 stones
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.
Tourmaline is the horoscope stone for Pisces and Gemini.
Tourmalines occur in a variety of colours ranging from magenta to teal blue. The name Tourmaline comes from Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word tura mali, which translates as the stone of mixed colours.
Ancient legend states that tourmaline is the stone of many colours because of its travels along rainbows where it captured the rainbows' many beautiful colours.
Tourmalines are renowned for their detoxifying properties and their ability to boost the immune system.
Australian Opal and Green Tourmaline set in Sterling Silver and 18 Karat 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 R1/2.
At widest points, Opal 1.5cm x 0.6cm approx. Blue Tourmaline 0.3cm diameter approx. Band thickness 0.3cm 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.