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This stunning Sterling Silver Ring features a genuine Australian Boulder Opal with a 24-karat yellow Gold setting on the front that holds the beautiful gemstone.
BOULDER OPAL is one of the most valuable varieties of opal, second only to Australia’s black opal.
Due to the dark backing provided by the ironstone, boulder opals generally have a dark body tone which leads to a vibrancy of colour similar to that found in black opals. Sometimes the ironstone is visible on the surface of the stone. Boulder opals, as the name suggests, are mined from large ironstone boulders under the ground. Thin veins of colourful opal forms in cracks and fissures in these boulders.
Compared to other varieties of opal, boulder opal has a much higher density because of its ironstone matrix.
The word OPAL comes from the Sanskrit “upala” for stone, or precious stone. There are many varieties ranging from opaque and milky or common opal to fiery precious so-called black opal.
Because Opals contain water molecules, they are very sensitive to heat.
Opals are hard to beat for variety of color and eye-catching brilliance. In addition to color the amount of light an opal reflects is a key in determining value. The most valuable opals sparkle with the brightest color flashes and these change with the viewing angle. This phenomenon is typically referred to as opalescence.
An emotional stone reflecting the wearer’s mood, Opal intensifies emotions, releases inhibitions and encourages both freedom and independence. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and induces psychic and mystical visions. It is therefore easy to understand how Opal can stimulate originality and creativity while helping to release anger, claim self-worth and express one’s true self. Opal is said to strengthens memory, heighten an interest in the arts and to bring loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.
OPAL brings its watery (emotional) energy to the surface of your life. In this way it can be very powerful to enhance self-esteem and a sense of self-worth – despite other conditions. When this is aligned with the inspiring love energies Opal can help you to release damaging inhibitions and access your deeper spiritual nature. Opal may also be used to bring pleasant dreams and avoid nightmares. It is a soothing stone which can calm turbulent emotions and bring a deep sense of hope and inner peace.
Opal is said to be a stone for love. It brings the inspiration of love into a stagnant heart chakra and brings renewal. This can take the form of fiery sensual love or gentler unconditional love and any shade of love in between. Opal is also said to bring fidelity to love.
Mentally, opal is said to enhance memory and decrease confusion.
Circumference: 55 mm
Diameter: 17,5 mm