Opal ring information about the different types.
Opal ring different types of opal rings like the exceptional most expensive solid black opal ring that has the rarest of all opal gemstone type, only found in one place in the world in Lightning Ridge Australia State of New South Wales. The Australians have a rating system for black opal and semi black starting with the strongest N1 which refers to not only the under color but the sides must be very black dark in color, also when viewing the front of the gemstone the colors must sit on the black color also, basically only the colors are different on the top of the stone to the rest of the opal, we call this body tone N1 N2 N3 this is where we start to class a semi-black opal ring, the colors on top will not be as intense because we are no longer now viewing jet black N1 body tone, lighter black and very dark grey, by the time we get to N5 we are in the grey opal rings no longer black or semi-black .
Don’t forget all these body tones can have multicolor or individual colors of the rainbow, if you would like to view our single opal stone collection and you need a master jeweler custom designer, then please e-mail us, as we have nearly 40 years goldsmith experience and we can sell our gemstones at wholesale prices direct from our Australian opal mine which is the only lease listed as a state heritage mining lease in the state of New South Wales capital Sydney because the quality was the best ever discovered even unto today. Don’t forget there is a lot of Ethiopian jewelry on the market today you will never find N1 N2 N3 black opal ring from Ethiopia, please be very careful when purchasing Ethiopian which mostly purchased in the rough, cut in India and sold by the Indian jewelry merchant at many gem and jewelry show exhibitions around the world, there is a lot of brown color opal from the town named Wello in the Country of Ethiopia being passed off as black much more expensive prices then it should be.
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The most difficult opal ring to distinguish between.
Is the doublet and solid opal, a doublet is a thin slice of crystal color glued and stuck to a dark background often a black background, when set in an opal ring or any jewelry is very difficult to know if it is a solid, and a doublet ring is a lot cheaper then a black opal ring . I always recommend to buy your gemstone first as you can clearly view the back sides and then you know exactly what you have,solid or doublet as it is very easy to distinguish between the two if not set in jewelry which covers the sides and back of the gemstone.
The next thing is to find a good jeweler that understand this particular gemstone, I would look around and test a few to see if they have the more expense black opal ring and jewelry in their shop before consigning your gemstone to a jeweler goldsmiths, as this is truly a specialist field when it comes to setting such a gemstone in jewelry.
If the stone is not in the black group you can save 30% of the purchasing price when it comes to opal jewelry regardless when you purchase solid crystal opal ring-necklace buy earrings-pendants-opal cufflinks-every single item of opal jewelry on sale should have this discount if they are a responsible long-term business.
Crystal opal rings very feminine and elegant, black opal rings can also be a ladies ring when purchasing jewelry this is a individual choice of fashion designs and the type of opal you want in your jewelry design, opal crystal comes with all the colors of the rainbow from top gem quality rings to commercial grade and semiprecious down to a very affordable gemstone. Don’t forget there is a lot of Ethiopian stones on the market at the moment and most of it does not compare to the quality of the much more superior Australian, so when purchasing an opal ring do not pay the same price for Ethiopian unless it is an outstanding gemstone like Australian stones. I have seen as the supply of crystal the last five years has mostly been coming out of the country Ethiopia.
Unfortunately a lot of the gem testing labs around the world really see a gem quality black opal ring.
The next we have Australian white that again can have all the colors of the rainbow or single colors two colors three colors as this is the beauty when you buy opal ring you can have all the colors of all the gemstones red ruby’s blue sapphires white pearls in one opal ring.
You will find there is a very good quality in this group of opal commercial grade and semiprecious that can be mass produced in silver which is very affordable for chiltern girls gifts.
There is boulder opal from Australia again, commercial grade multicolored and lots of very low grade opal rings and jewelry manufactured, can also have some very high-class dark opal and boulder crystal opal rings.
Matrix opal is a very low-grade that has been treated to intensify the colors which will make it more presentable for sale, and there is nothing wrong with treated gemstones as there are many around the world, they just need to be clearly marked treated-heated etc before advertised and sold. Most of the gemstone supplies like ruby’s and many more are heat-treated these day’s to bring out better colors as the resources in many cases today are depleted.
There is often different opinions from associations when it comes to the black group of opal, this date if you are looking for a university course in Gemology, the best I found when it comes to gemstones specially black opal, the University and lab testing in Bangkok was the best.
Last of all the triplet opal ring, the only difference between a doublet a triplet is a third layer this time on top of the color transparent material that gives a high dome cabochon affect. The triplet bolder and Mexican is the most affordable but at the moment there is some very affordable Ethiopian stones purchase by the cutting factories in India being cut and polished along with the finished jewelry manufactured in a third world country, makes the Ethiopian very affordable also, “I do emphasize know what you’re buying where it comes from” and the pricing structure of the particular opal and if you need a specialist master opal jeweler please contact Graham Black opal ring .