What Is Your Favourite Opal Ring?

Opal rings have been set for hundreds of years and even today there are many old designs that are still popular from cluster settings of several opals in one ring to Princess Diamond design which has a focal opal with Diamonds around them.

Modern day opal rings are designed to show the opal as the focal stone and might have just few diamonds on the sides to compliment the opal

Sterling silver rings today are mostly Doublet or triplet opal and solid opals are mostly white fire opal or crystal opal and inlay is now popular also

In gold rings only the best opal is set, especially high cabochon black or crystal opals.

Boulder or is mostly flat and has little cabochon but still make unique freeform rings.

Most boulder opal is set in bezel set designs where as black is mostly claw set designs .

Brazil or Mexican opal is also mostly bezel set as crystal opals with sides bezel to make the opal pattern brighter or to stand out more and protect the opal.

Top crystal opal is also inlayed into gold rings and some inlay gold rings have gap on bottom so can fit finger 1-2 sizes larger as these rings can’t be resized.

Cluster rings are popular as this s uses several small opals but when all joined in a setting the visual impact looks good, diamonds can also be added to cluster design rings.

Most rings claw set can be resized but bezel rings are difficult to resize.

Ethiopian welo opal is ideal gemstone opal for silver rings for males or females.

Fortunately most Ethiopian crystal opal has high cabochon so ideal for ring and bezel set looks very attractive and wearable.

Silver Ethiopian rings made 925 silver and hand made bezel are popular and represent good value .

Ethiopian suppliers and Ethiopian wholesalers now make this beautiful opal in ring settings and matching pendants and earrings.

The rolling flash pattern of Welo opal, which is rare in black opal is available at a reasonable price so a high quality ring compared to black opals.

Buy Ethiopian ring direct from jewelry manufactures and jewelry wholesalers..

In the fashion world rings are the most stylish and personaltype of jewellery the opal industryis no exception. Patterns vary from one person to another and jewlery settings from one person to another. It is safe to see that you will never find someone with the exact same accessory.

Opal rings vary dramatically in price depending on the type of opal(white, black, boulder, ethiopian)the brightness of the colours and patterns and whether or not the opal has been treated. The most common colour hues of an opal are green and white, while black and red are the rarest.

How valuable is An Opal Ring?

In general like any other precious stone, an opal usually increases in value if it isingood condition, especially when combined with other precious stones.

There are many types of opal rings available to buyers these includeBlack Opal -Silver Rings,Black Opals-Gold Rings,Black Opals-Gold Rings,Boulder Opal-Gold Rings,Boulder Opal- Gold Rings,Boulder Opal-Silver Rings,Boulder Opal-Silver Rings,Crystal Opal-Silver Rings, Doublet-Gold Rings,Doublet-Silver Rings,Ethiopian Opal-Gold Rings,Ethiopian Opal-Silver Rings,Inlay Opal- Gold Rings,Inlay Opal-Silver Rings,Silver Rings-Solid,Triplet-Gold Rings,Triplet-Silver Rings.

Opal Ring Sizes

A complete international conversion chart for Opal rings, enjoy!

Inside diameter

Inside circumference

Sizes

(in)

(mm)

(in)

(mm)

United States and Canada

United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia

Japan

Switzerland

0.458

11.63

1.44

36.5

0

0.466

11.84

1.46

37.2

1/4

0.474

12.04

1.49

37.8

1/2

A

0.482

12.24

1.51

38.5

3/4

A 1/2

0.49

12.45

1.54

39.1

1

B

1

0.498

12.65

1.56

39.7

1 1/4

B 1/2

0.506

12.85

1.59

40.4

1 1/2

C

0.514

13.06

1.61

41.0

1 3/4

C 1/2

0.522

13.26

1.64

41.7

2

D

2

1.5

0.53

13.46

1.67

42.3

2 1/4

D 1/2

0.538

13.67

1.69

42.9

2 1/2

E

3

2.75

0.546

13.87

1.72

43.6

2 3/4

E 1/2

0.554

14.07

1.74

44.2

3

F

4

4

0.562

14.27

1.77

44.8

3 1/4

F 1/2

5

5.25

0.57

14.48

1.79

45.5

3 1/2

G

0.578

14.68

1.82

46.1

3 3/4

G 1/2

6

6.5

0.586

14.88

1.84

46.8

4

H

7

0.594

15.09

1.87

47.4

4 1/4

H 1/2

7.75

0.602

15.29

1.89

48.0

4 1/2

I

8

0.61

15.49

1.92

48.7

4 3/4

J

9

0.618

15.70

1.94

49.3

5

J 1/2

9

0.626

15.90

1.97

50.0

5 1/4

K

10

0.634

16.10

1.99

50.6

5 1/2

K 1/2

10

0.642

16.31

2.02

51.2

5 3/4

L

11.75

0.65

16.51

2.04

51.9

6

L 1/2

11

12.75

0.658

16.71

2.07

52.5

6 1/4

M

12

0.666

16.92

2.09

53.1

6 1/2

M 1/2

13

14

0.674

17.12

2.12

53.8

6 3/4

N

0.682

17.32

2.14

54.4

7

N 1/2

14

15.25

0.69

17.53

2.17

55.1

7 1/4

O

0.698

17.73

2.19

55.7

7 1/2

O 1/2

15

16.5

0.706

17.93

2.22

56.3

7 3/4

P

0.714

18.14

2.24

57.0

8

P 1/2

16

17.75

0.722

18.34

2.27

57.6

8 1/4

Q

0.73

18.54

2.29

58.3

8 1/2

Q 1/2

17

0.738

18.75

2.32

58.9

8 3/4

R

19

0.746

18.95

2.34

59.5

9

R 1/2

18

0.754

19.15

2.37

60.2

9 1/4

S

20.25

0.762

19.35

2.39

60.8

9 1/2

S 1/2

19

0.77

19.56

2.42

61.4

9 3/4

T

21.5

0.778

19.76

2.44

62.1

10

T 1/2

20

0.786

19.96

2.47

62.7

10 1/4

U

21

0.794

20.17

2.49

63.4

10 1/2

U 1/2

22

22.75

0.802

20.37

2.52

64.0

10 3/4

V

0.81

20.57

2.54

64.6

11

V 1/2

23

0.818

20.78

2.57

65.3

11 1/4

W

25

0.826

20.98

2.59

65.9

11 1/2

W 1/2

24

0.834

21.18

2.62

66.6

11 3/4

X

0.842

21.39

2.65

67.2

12

X 1/2

25

27.5

0.85

21.59

2.67

67.8

12 1/4

Y

0.858

21.79

2.70

68.5

12 1/2

Z

26

28.75

0.866

22.00

2.72

69.1

12 3/4

Z 1/2

0.874

22.20

2.75

69.7

13

27

0.882

22.40

2.77

70.4

13 1/4

Z1

0.89

22.61

2.80

71.0

13 1/2

0.898

22.81

2.82

71.7

13 3/4

Z2

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