If you are one of those women who are into beautiful accessories and know that every outfit needs them, then you should definitely add a black Opal ring to your collection. This ring will not only give your attire a sophisticated look, but it is also very elegant and beautiful to look at. If you are one of those women who wear a lot of black, the black opal ring will match your wardrobes perfectly.
In order to find the perfect ring that suits your taste, you will have to know a little bit about opal rings and their attributes. When making your purchase, take into consideration the attributes of patterns, color, shape, and clarity. While there are so many things to choose from, you have a wide range of choices that will best fit you. You will find that even some of the rings have other colors that swirl hiding in the stone, but look amazing before the light.
Finding a higher quality black opal ring is not hard; you can just look for the brilliance of the piece and make sure that the pattern is bold and brilliant. You may be able to find that perfect piece of jewelry from many online retailers as well as at local jewelry store. When buying one from the internet, be sure that there are many images of all sides of the ring to see the brilliance and colors of it. The hardest thing will be choosing one since these rings are so beautiful and attention grabbing.
Opal: Different types
The opal can be found in many varieties and types. Fine quality opal surprisingly, is more rare to find than that of rare rubies and emeralds. Below are different types of Opal that can be found:
Black Opal – These types of opal are the most rare and most valuable of all opals. These opals usually come in bar form. Despite the name, these types of opals have the complete colors of the rainbow but the body is of dark colors of black, brown, blue or gray.
Boulder Opal – These types of opals are usually found in the mining fields of Queensland, Australia. This type of opal is often cut with the ironstone left on the back, as the opal seam is usually quite thin. They can be found in many different forms and colors: its surface can be smooth or uneven, with the opal occurring as a solid piece on top of the ironstone or showing as flashing flecks of color throughout the ironstone.
Common Opal – These types of Opal does not display any “play of color” and are classified as non-gem quality Opal. These types of opals are inexpensive and hold very little value.
Synthetic opals are created in laboratories and are hard to tell apart from natural ones without use of laboratory. The first synthetic opals were created by Pierre Gilson in 1974. He used a synthesizing method which is called flocculation method. This method involves producing colloidal silica and separating and eliminating spheres using sedimentation process. This process takes the course of some months to produce.
There are also man-made stones such as doublets and triplets. Doublet Opal is made of thin slices which are glued onto silica material, glass or iron stone. The dark blackening gives the opal a more enhanced color. Triplet opal are made from three pieces, which consist firstly of a flat thin slice of precious opal, secondly a layer of common opal, glass or porcelain that has been darkened and thirdly a layer of quartz. Triplet opals are usually cheaper than doublet opals due to the fact that doublet carries a higher content of precious opal.