|Hand Cut Opal Engagement Ring|
|Hand Sculpted Twig Engagement Ring|
This is a 1 carat hand cut Ethiopian opal.
The Band is cast in 14k Rose Gold with textured bark markings.
Length 6.9mm x Width 5.2mm x Height 3mm
Our Refined Gold and Gemstones are all Cruelty-Free.
Why have I chosen to hand cut our Gemstones:
Gemstone material that has not been extensively cut and polished is referred to as "Rough".
Rough material that has been hammered to knocked off the brittle fractured edges is said to have been cobbled.
So, what I have chosen to do is remove the brittle fractures by hand polishing our rough gemstones in our studio here in North Carolina and allowing a longer lifespan of the stone for our customers. A stone that has been hand cut is a stronger stone and in my opinion a safer stone to have.
To keep the integrity of the rough gemstones, we only remove the brittle edges and keep true to the unique shape of the original rough gemstone. This way we can create a beautiful artistically cut gemstone that is still Cruelty-Free but very unique in shape.
This is my way of giving you a true one-of-a-kind hand sculpted and hand cut ring.
Your ring will come with a black velvet pouch and a black ring box.
|Hand Cut Free Form Opal|
As Welo opal from Ethiopia is a comparative newcomer to the world of opal, having been discovered as recently as 2008, scholars and others have yet to settle on describing and officially naming the various patterns found in this magnificent opal material. For instance, this gorgeous stone can recognizably be described as having a “flagstone” or “blocky” or “ribbon” pattern”.
The fact remains that some patterns are extremely rare while others are common in the entire range of Welo opal. The colorful patches in this charming stone are dynamic, changing with each movement in the light and regardless of what you choose to call it, it is indeed a splendid stone.
It is difficult to capture these dynamic patterns with a camera but I can confidently indicate to you that this stone is significantly better in person. The diverse world of Welo opal patterns is rich for exploration and naming.