Life on Mars Opal Ring – 925 Sterling Silver
US: 7.5 | UK: O| Diameter: 17.6mm
- Material: Sterling silver 92.5
- Band color: Silver
- Gemstone: Ethiopian Opal
- Handmade item
The play of colour and iridescence of this Ethiopian opal is so bright and fiery it immediately made us think of Mars! So we used this gem for a ring design inspiration from the red planet. The opal sits on a silver disc, stamped and hammered to give it a better texture. We added two silver wire orbits and with two silver spheres on top of it as a reference to Mars’ two moons, Phobos and Deimos.
How to Style?
This ring is just stunning, so it would go well in every occasion!
Ethiopian Opal: Special care and instructions:
Ethiopian opals are spectacular gems and require a bit of care, wash your opal jewellery avoid using harsh chemicals. Avoid wearing your opal jewellery if you are planning on swimming or keep it submerged for long periods of time. When submerged for more than 5 minutes, Ethiopian opals will lose some of their play of colours. This change is only temporary and once the gem will dry out it will go back to the vivid, brilliant colour display in a few days.
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The world opal comes from the latin opalus which literally translates to precious stone. Opals have been in fact used in jewellery and artefacts for more than 4000 of years, due to their incredible appearance and play of colour. Countless artists have used opal as their muse for inspirations for thousands of years.
Mysterious origin and life within.
We know opals take thousands and thousands of years to form. It’s a very slow and complex process that adds to their beauty and preciousness. It takes about 5 million years to form 1 cm of opal. The exact process by which opals form is still a debate among geologists and gemologists.
All about the fire.
There are many kinds of opal and the main measure of their preciousness is given by the so called “fire” or play of colours displayed on the stone. The colours that appear from the black background of this opal have a multi-dimensional display, this stone lights up as if it had magic within!
About the design
The play of colour and iridescence of the gem in this handmade silver opal ring is so bright and fiery it immediately made us think of Mars! So we used this gem for a design drawing inspiration from the red planet. The opal sits on a silver disc, stamped and hammered to give it a unique texture. We added two silver wire orbits and with two silver spheres on top of it as a reference to Mars’ two moons, Phobos and Deimos.
This handmade silver opal ring will catch everyone’s eyes. And the play of colour displayed by the gem is other-worldly.