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One-off Opal Shell and Tourmaline 18K Gold and Sterling Silver Ring - Size N

£149.00
Size: N
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Our One-off Opal Shell and 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 opalised shell stone and a teardrop faceted tourmaline stone in simple settings. 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.

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.

The setting and band on this ring are nearly as beautiful as the stone itself. Our silversmiths and goldsmiths have created hammered settings for both stones with a band of 18K gold and a band of sterling silver. As a finishing touch, the sterling silver band has been hammered to giving this beautiful design extra sparkle.

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 fluorescent pink and green that can only be appreciated by the naked eye.

All of the pieces in our 18K gold and sterling silver range have been tested and hallmarked by the Birmingham Assay Office so we feel confident that we are providing only the highest quality of metals.

A unique piece of jewellery, this gorgeous opal and 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

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

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.

Made from

Australian Opalised shell and 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.

Dimensions

Ring size N

At widest points, opal 1.4cm x 0.8cm aprox. Tourmaline 0.4cm x 0.3cm aprox. Band width, thinnest 0.25cm aprox, widest 0.4cm aprox. Band thickness 0.15cm aprox.

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