Opal Auctions has all shapes and sizes of Opal Rings for
sale. Inlay opal is popular as the back of the opal is enhanced so its lot
better and brighter in colour. The jeweller will hand shape solid crystal opal
and cut it to fit exact into the gold ring setting. First, he will add black
industry paint into the gap and add special two-part glue or glue that bonds
under ultra violet light.
To cut the opal is difficult especially if it has rounded edges
or if the setting has curves. The crystal opal is natural solid and is termed
enhanced when the back is blackened. If the opal is blue colour it will show
electric blue or if mutli colours the brightest colour will be the dominant
These rings are very popular as the crystal opal is enhanced
and looks like expensive black opal. Most of these rings cannot be resized and
some designs have gap in bottom or design bends open for different size fingers.
White gold 18 k is popular for blue colour opals and yellow gold for other
mixed colours. Both are stamped hallmark 750 for 18 k gold.
It is difficult now to find good opal to inlay as it must be
clean opal and to have no inclusions. The jeweller has to purchase top inlay
rough from the miners at premium price to obtain this clean opal and lot rough
opal is actually shell that has been opalized in south Australia.
Every ring is so unique from fossil opal to your inlay ring