Our Opal and Blue Topaz Atea ring is perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
This ring features two opal doublets; one free form and one round, and six tabletop cut blue topaz stones; four round and two square. An asymmetrical design, the stones sit on one side of the ring while on the other side a curved silver bar follows the shape of the stones. This ring is open at the front meaning that if can be slightly adjusted for a comfortable fit.
A beautiful design, our Opal and Blue Topaz Atea ring is bound to quickly become a well loved piece of jewellery. Running from the bottom of the finger to close to the knuckle, it is perfect as a statement piece. Whether its for night-time or day-time wear, this ring will add sparkle to any outfit or occasion.
Opal is the birthstone for October making this ring the ideal gift for October birthdays or for women with a love for the colour blue.
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 with very limited numbers.
Australian Opal Doublet and Blue Topaz set in Sterling Silver, 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.
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.
Blue Topaz is the Birthstone for November.
Blue Topaz has been used in jewellery for over 2000 years. It was once believed that Topaz would protect the wearer from dark magic. In the 12th century Saint Hildegard, a German nun, believed that Blue Topaz could cure blindness by soaking the stone in wine for 3 days and then rubbing it gently on the eyes.
Blue Topaz is a calming stone. It is thought to help with communication, creativity and the ability to express yourself. Great for writers block and to aid with public speaking. It is also thought to help with decision making, promotes concentration and helps recognize truth and wisdom.
Ring size N
At widest points; face of ring 3.7cm x 1.6cm aprox. Opal free form 1.1cm x 0.7cm aprox. Opal round 0.4cm diameter. Blue topaz round 0.25cm and 0.3cm diameter aprox. Blue topaz square 0.45cm x 0.45cm aprox.