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925 sterling silver Victorian ring made with a natural black fire opal faceted oval gemstone in mixed colors with some green and navy base tone, which add vibrancy to the fire colors by adding a slightly lighter background, so the opal looks cheerful and is very high quality grade stone.
The silver ring setting is plated with rhodium over sterling silver and has an added antique finish applied over the shiny plating layer to preserve the vintage style of the ring design, so you can have a stylish ring with protective rhodium plated finish too - it does not get in a way of creating the vintage look but without it being and looking old, which not everyone would enjoy as a true Victorian jewelry collector might by looking at an actual ring that was made during those days with reverence towards every detail.
The modern version of vintage is very forgiving and allows us to enjoy the style while also getting the modern advantages of new production techniques.
I am really in love with Victorian style, but it has to be done right, so the ring could show mild decorative oxidation applied to the filigree band design to highlight the intricate curves and bring out the quality of craftsmanship to view, so the setting looks absolutely beautiful and for handmade jewelry this is quite rare.
Many ambitious jewelers attempt to make the settings at home , but unfortunately the best representation of your idea, your creative design can be achieved through having the designs you created manufactured professionally, so I know that my ring is going to look flawless, and I don’t have to prove to myself that I want to make it myself since it is such a huge gap between what you can do at home and what can be achieved in the factory settings.
I also got lucky by finding the perfect manufacturer who share similar esthetics they put in their own jewelry, so it was easy to explain the idea and the next thing I know - the ring sample was at my door!
✅ THE OPAL:
🔹Origin: earth mined, natural, solid, not enhanced, Ethiopian Welo Opal
🔹Shape and cut: oval faceted
🔹Weight: 0.8- 1.3 ct approximately
🔹Quality grade: AAA mostly all opals are of this quality grade; a few AAAA rare stones and many AA ( do not meet the quality standard for this shop); the stones are featuring mixed vibrant cheerful colors throughout with sparkling pattern
🔹Base color: touch lighter leaning on green with dark navy; lighter base tone allows bright colors and of wider range;
🔹 Specific detail determining the separate listing: mixed colors, slightly green, brightly colored and intense, so very high grade opal with slightly lighter green base;
✅ THE SETTING:
🔹 Metal: Solid Sterling silver
🔹 Style: Victorian inspired semi mount 4 prong classic ring setting
🔹 Specific features: looks great with colored opals and black Opals - exclusive design only available at my shop. Authenticity of the silver is guaranteed. Made with great quality and craftsmanship in every detail.
🔹Finish: oxidized over white gold plating to add vintage antiqued look;
🔹 Now available with rhodium plated finish over 925 Sterling silver intended to prevent tarnishing; only a few settings are left in stock;
Reordering takes up to 3 months time.
🔹 This is my very first design produced for my own jewelry line by a professional large scale sterling silver jewelry manufacturer - my sterling silver settings supplier helping me create my own sterling silver Victorian/Celtic/ Boho jewelry line with strong Bali influences.
The best quality sterling silver I was able to find among hundreds of suppliers. Their quality of silver and the plated finish is outstanding.
Each Victorian ring listing with a black opal is unique and needs to represent a category of black opals which look very similar.
Every opal is one of a kind of course, but I would have gone crazy if I didn’t divide them in a few groups at least.
The ring will have a unique stone with it’s own personality and play of color that you won’t see in any other stone even though a few opals might be sold through the same listing having some common traits.
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
- If you are dissatisfied with your item due to my negligence, forgetfulness, oversight or confusion I GUARANTEE YOUR MONEY BACK IN CASE I MADE A MISTAKE WITH YOUR ORDER. Just let me know what happened, make sure the item is UNWORN, in its original condition, WITH A SIGNATURE TAG STILL ATTACHED and provide photos or description of the problem, and I WILL REIMBURSE YOU OR WILL PROVIDE A FREE EXCHANGE or REPAIR.
For gold jewelry I can only provide a sufficient repair to correct the issue. Gold jewelry is not refundable unless the item is significantly damaged and it is my direct fault.
Earrings and custom orders are non refundable. Earrings fall under the category of personal items and can't be returned for hygienic reasons.
Unfortunately due to the fact that each item is made to order I cannot accept returns caused by subjective reasons (buyer's remorse) such as changing one's mind, finding a better price elsewhere, returning an unwanted gift (someone buys more than one gift, so the recipient can choose their favorite and later return the rest)etc.,
Only when there is straightforward evidence of my fault in causing a problem, I will issue a FULL refund or provide an exchange (photo evidence is required as proof)
If a problem arises I always help my customers and deal with every situation on individual basis. Please contact me if something is wrong with your order.
MANDATORY 35% RESTOCKING FEE APPLIES TO ALL SUBJECTIVE RETURNS APPROVED FOR ANY REASON.
I set the MAXIMUM processing time of 3-4 weeks but the exact time required to fulfill an order varies greatly depending on a combination of multiple factors both objective and personal.
▪️Processing time is different from the delivery time, which is specified for every shipping method. Upgrading your shipping method to Express does not change the processing time, so if you need your order ASAP, you will have to contact me with a request to expedite your order and make sure that I have received your request and confirmed that I will be able to make your order by the required deadline
▪️I WILL DO MY BEST TO SHIP ALL ORDERS AS SOON AS I CAN, BUT IT IS BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO TIMELY PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION REGARDING ANY DEADLINES
-I ship my orders with FREE Priority or Express Mail - depending upon each situation. You can add Express shipping during checkout to make sure you get your item ASAP.
-Every order is fulfilled within the 4 weeks of processing time, but majority of orders are shipped within one week. I also ship NEXT DAY ORDERS - I am very flexible when it comes to processing time.
- Etsy estimates delivery date incorrectly in their tracking info email notification which they send to all customers. I make no commitment to fulfill those unrealistic expectations;
-USPS are plagued with problems this year, so delays are virtually guaranteed, and I am asking you to be understanding that it is rarely me, who is holding up your order.
I DO NOT REPLY EVERY 24 HOURS!
This information is not provided by me or given with my permission. I work only part time.
There are certain limitations that prevent me from working every day as I would like to. I have been suffering from chronic fatigue, which “steals” a lot of my time by making me unable to function and slows me down at every turn, so I am unable to respond to you right away. Whenever I get totally burnt out, I have to take a day off or two to recover and rest. I am the only person who runs every single aspect of this business w/o prior experience, so I am constantly trying to finish prior tasks and I am afraid that this might be mistaken for sign of horrible customer service...
Opal jewelry is EXTREMELY FRAGILE and cannot come in touch with any liquid including water.
Please make sure you DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR OPAL JEWELRY TO WATER!
- Do not wash hands, take shower, do strenuous activity, run errands, clean the house or exercise with opals still on.
- Take off before bed and clean and buff the metal parts regularly to avoid using chemical cleaners.
- Micro paved Jewelry cannot be placed into an ultrasonic Jewelry cleaner due to the shaking, which might cause the tiny stones to fall out.
-Jewelry damaged due to not following the care instructions IS A FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER AND CANNOT BE RETURNED, EXCHANGED OR REIMBURSED.
-“care tips” card is provided with your order.
▪️Each “made to order” piece of jewelry is made especially for you using materials that cannot be reclaimed or sold right away.
▪️Made to order item should never be treated as other purchases and at the very least the value of time and effort that went into creating a M.T.O piece should always be compensated in a case of a return;
▪️I put a lot of effort into making sure my customers are familiar with care instructions and know what to except from their purchase.
That’s why items that are not meeting expectations or damaged due to not reading care tips are strictly non refundable.
▪️35% mandatory fee is withheld from any amount of refund issued for returning any item that is M.T.O.
- YOUR JEWELRY WILL AND SHOULD LOOK DIFFERENT FROM THE LISTING PHOTOS EVEN IF THE PHOTOS ARE TAKEN OF THE ACTUAL OPAL
- The truth about this gemstone is that its uniqueness, its ever changing play of color, its brilliance, color intensity or fire pattern cannot be captured on a still image. A natural fire opal can look green on one photograph and red on the other with every subtle change in light angle or its intensity.
- There is a SIGNIFICANT amount of attenuation present when you look at an opal under natural daylight compared to its artificially exaggerated brilliance seen under the artificial indoor light;
- it is NORMAL for opals to change their appearance, so please keep this in mind that even the same opal NEVER LOOKS THE SAME!
I use only high quality precious metals and natural gemstones in creating my jewelry. The quality standard for this shop is set to be especially high.
I use my best quality stones for creating items offered at this shop, so each and every item is not only made to order but is typically made with perfect or nearly perfect gemstones, with excellent time consuming level of craftsmanship seen in each unique design.
▪️I do not use stock photos for a reason: I design everything myself, and take my own photos of the items upon completion of the item so you can be sure that the jewelry sold through this store is going to look exactly as pictured with the exception of gemstones, which are all unique and will never look the same.
May 17, 2021
Stunningly beautiful! I can’t stop looking at it! I am very pleased and would definitely purchase from this shop again!
Oct 21, 2020
Buyers fiancée speaking: ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I would give this 6 STARS if I could. I love black opal rings, and have spent WEEKS searching through pages of black opal rings on Etsy, and the quality of all others I saw came nowhere close to Julia’s. She’s the best for black opal. Amazing customer service, and it shipped fast. Turned out gorgeous and I absolutely ADORE it. I will 150% be purchasing from this store in the future.
Jan 25, 2020
The ring is absolutely beautiful! Stunning would be a better description. There was a hitch in shipping during Christmas and Julia made everything so much better. The craftsmanship and service level are far above and beyond. Rest assured in your purchase from Julia.