Exceptional American Australian Opal Ring in 14k
A gorgeous trilogy ring featuring Australian opals that resemble an ocean-like galaxy.
Wearing opal as a jewelry stone is a relatively modern practice. However, in ancient times, people wore this stone for various reasons. Many considered opal to be beneficial to the eye and wore it to cure eye diseases. Some even believed it could render the carrier invisible. Supposedly, carrying an opal wrapped in a fresh bay leaf would keep others from seeing you!
Fun fact: Until 1912, opal was considered the October birthstone. That year, the National Association of Jewelers released a modern birthstone list, which featured exclusively transparent gems. Thus, tourmaline replaced opal.
Materials and Features: 14k gold, a=Australian opal
Measurements: Size 7.5-8
Condition: Excellent condition.
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