Opal Auctions has all shapes and sizes of Opal Rings for
sale. Boulder opals are mined in Queensland Australia over a huge area and each
area has a unique character as the opal has formed in a different manner with
Why Boulder Opal is Special
Most opals charge a premium for oval cabochon shape but this
type of opal formed on ironstone and is more popular in freeform shapes. These
opals can also show ironstone inclusion on the top and this is also expectable
by the opal industry as it shows how unique and natural this opal is.
Full faced boulder opal is set in gold rings, as you find
most rings are larger and more gold than normal opals as they must be made
strong to hold larger opals. The majority of boulder opals are set in hand made
bezel design instead stranded four claws.
Rings With Bezel Setting
Bezel set does help to protect the edges of the opal. The
jeweller will make roll gold to fit around the opal and make it few mm higher,
so when the opal is set the edge of the gold is rolled over and this protects
These rings are popular with men as they are larger opals
and square shapes are enjoyed by males. Diamonds enhance some designs, as if
the opals are freeform shape it must be balanced on one side so always best to
find a creative jeweller who can balance the opals with design and diamonds.
This is not as easy to design and shape and sometimes the
jeweller will add yellow and white gold to the ring setting and this looks very
effective with blue to sea green opals a s white gold compliments these colors
Owing a gold boulder opal ring is making a statement about
what an individual you are as it’s rare to have a similar opal ring.