Black Opal garden ring
Black Opal garden, set in fine silver with dark and yellow 22k gold patinas. Garden series.
This design is the result of a challenge. I wanted to capture the spirit of my garden. The variety of colours and textures and how some leaves are so stunning and imposing. I hope this ring has that spirit.
BK Opal from Wello, Ethiopia.
Two 8x6 with stunning play of colour.
Note on how to care for opals: opals are not as delicate as most people think, but because they are made of microscopic spheres and contain a lot of water they are more prone to problems if you are not careful. Do not take showers or do dishes or while wearing them. They do not like dramatic changes in temperatures (but then who does?). Because they have a very high content of water it can freeze and expand and cause the opal to crack or brake. So just remember to wear gloves when out and about.