Natural black fire opal 925 sterling silver ring made with a top quality grade multicolored black fire opal faceted oval gemstone in 8x6mm in size set into a solid 925 sterling silver ring setting featuring 4 genuine white topaz accent stones and a delicate twisted band. The sterling silver is plated with white gold/rhodium over silver to protect the silver surface from tarnishing, micro damage while reducing the dependency on regular cleaning and significantly improving the appearance of the metal finish which offers lustrous polished finish resistant to damage by oxidation which typically affects non plated 925 sterling silver jewelry.
This listing is for a my own unique ring design made with one of the beautiful natural black fire opal gemstones in high quality grade which is at least AAA (mixed slightly darker colored fire with less red )or higher AAA+ offered at this store with each opal having visible fire and some contain a lot of rare red coloring which adds extra brilliance and fire intensity to any opal.
Each opal is free of visible defects or discolorations with uniform fire pattern that may vary and includes a wide range of colors which are all visible under any lighting conditions with variable intensity and good to excellent brilliance.
✅ THE OPAL
🔹Origin: earth mined, natural, solid, ethically sourced and hand cut;
🔹 Shape and cut: oval faceted
🔹 Dimensions: 8x6mm
🔹 Weight: 0.7 -1ct Ct approximately
🔹 Quality grade: AAA, AAA+/AAAA
🔹 Primary fire color: a lot of red with other vivid saturated colors mixed in a cheerful mosaics, which dances at the light.
🔹 The play of color is defined and vivid throughout the entire stone and is very visible under any lighting conditions.
✅ QUALITY STANDARD:
🔸 Each and every opal I use to make my pieces is carefully selected for its beauty and brilliance - I try to bring you only the best natural opals I can source - you will find many listings with rare quality grade opals and many more very unique ones, which are truly one of a kind.
🔸 This store offers only high quality natural fire opals, so you will NEVER waste your money on another poor quality glass - like opal that has dull blue or green transparent colors with barely any visible fire in it.
🔸You will receive a magnificent gemstone full of life and vibrant radiant colors of the full rainbow spectrum, which will not leave you disappointed. I love opals for a reason and would like you to experience their true surreal beauty at its best, so I constantly try to find the best quality opals to represent my best work and my signature jewelry line.
Although the prices for some items might be slightly higher than average for similar products you can certainly trust an “opalholic” if you are looking for something truly unique and rare.💎
🔸Your item will arrive in a beautiful gift box with care instructions and a polishing cloth. I ship my orders with USPS First Class Mail for free but you are welcome to upgrade to Priority Mail or Express Mail if you need your item sooner.
✅ VIDEO GALLERY:
🔸I try to do my best to ship my orders as soon as possible ( usually within 3-5 days), but unfortunately I have certain physical health limitations, which is why the usual processing time is set to 1-2 weeks in case I am not able to work for some time.
YOU CAN ALWAYS REQUEST TO EXPEDITE YOUR ORDER: I might be able to ship it out much sooner if it is possible. ALWAYS ASK - if I am able to get it done - I will.
🔸 Orders are shipped EVERY MONDAY unless there is an urgent order. Please ignore the automated notification you receive via email after I print a shipping label - your order is not yet shipped until I take it to the post office.
🔸Each item is made only to order - I do not sell finished mass produced type of items, which I can drop in a mailbox the same day - every piece requires quite a lot of time to work on, care and attention to detail.
🔸 Every piece is unique and is made especially for you! Even if it’s just making a ring in a specific size - it still has to be made from scratch! 🎁
🔴 FOR ALL SOLID GOLD ITEMS processing time is set at approximately 3-4 weeks as it may require more time to order the supplies.
🔸I am not always available to work on a custom order items outside of my available inventory but it never hurts to ask!
I can customize any of my regular items for you or change the color of the gemstone - it depends on your exact needs. Please contact me if you have any questions.
💎 All solid gold items are considered “custom orders”
For each solid gold item I will have to purchase a new gold setting in your size or style in 14K solid gold, which is expensive and is purchased only to fulfill your particular order. I can’t afford to get stuck with gold jewelry, so please understand that purchasing jewelry in solid gold requires a financial commitment on your behalf, which cannot be revoked later because you change your mind. Such orders are strictly non refundable.
🔸I use only genuine high quality gemstones and only precious metals to create my jewelry. I use 925 sterling silver, 14K solid gold and rhodium.
All the gems are GUARANTEED to be authentic and I spend a lot of time picking the best quality grade natural opal to make each and every item.
🔸Moissanite, however, is not a natural stone but it is created in a lab as a substitute for a natural diamond that exceeded all expectations of its creators and is now the gemstone of choice for engagement and wedding jewelry. It is conflict free and is produced in environmentally responsible way.
✅ OPAL SHOPPING TIPS:
🔸 Each Opal is very unique and special. Just like you are. That’s why we love them.
🔸 As much as they are beautiful natural opals are extremely difficult to represent objectively on photos and sometimes on video as well. This can result in a potential dissatisfaction on behalf of a customer because they might have different expectations from their purchase, because opals are such tricky chameleons.
🔸Please keep this in mind when you are looking through the available items, because the item you will receive WILL definitely look different from the listing photos, which is ABSOLUTELY NORMAL. Even if the two opals have the same quality and brightness - they still will offer their own unique way of interacting with the light, which is what defines the Opal and gives it its "personality". Most listings contain photos of a few very similar opals unless indicated otherwise. You will receive an opal that looks very very close to the ones pictured in the listing photos.
🔸 Black opals are PREDOMINATELY DARK gemstones and wont appear as bright as the listing photos due to their dark overall base tone, but the play of color will come to life during movement as the stone interacts with different lighting settings and you can see it from various angles. To see the best play of color in your opal please take it to direct light source such as a table lamp and enjoy the transformation.
Black opal will look much brighter under strong light and much duller under natural light. Opal is always changing and never shows the same colors with the same level of brightness - it is always in motion and looks entirely different every second.
Red colored fire will not turn a black opal into a garnet - it is a BLACK opal, so please be prepared that the beauty of this gemstone is going to be SUBTLE but quite fascinating in its own very unique way.
🔸 I highly recommend viewing video clips from my extensive video gallery. It is much easier to see the true nature of any Opal by viewing it in motion - not just seeing still images, so you can see the play of color in real life - this is the best way to make your shopping experience smooth and pleasant.
When you are looking at opals photos can be deceiving, because as true chameleons opals change their appearance significantly depending on the lighting environment, angle, movement and everything around it.
🔸 What we call the “fire” in an opal is actually a refracted light, which goes through its complex inner structure to produce that unique dance of light and color - in some ways an opal functions as a funky kind of mirror and reflects what appears in its view by turning the regular light into a burst of flashing colors.
The brighter the light around an opal the more it will be able to reflect the colors back at you (as long as it has the colors and proper structure within it) and it will always be changing and sparkling following every subtle movement. To capture this living and swirling motion on a still photo is impossible, so in order to show you the real play of color in each opal I have to manipulate the lighting around it and create the most optimal environment for showing each opal’s best potential and try to reveal all of the colors it has inside at once. You will be able to see the same play of color under a table lamp, but not in a space with limited light. Please keep in mind that variations between the listing images and the actual item are inevitable because of the opal's very nature.
🔸 Since I’m working with natural gemstones, which are cut by hand and not by machine , so some stones might have slight irregularities in their shape, which are not noticeably affecting the overall appearance of the jewelry. Some very small inclusions or tiny imperfections are also sometimes present within a natural opal, but they are so small, that they are not visible with the naked eye. Occasionally there might be a tiny scratch that is visible only under magnifying glass or a tiny spot on the side of the stone and I would allow it to be, because of the opal’s overall beauty and rare amazing play of color. Singularly beautiful opals might have tiny imperfections, but their beauty makes up for that, so a tiny spot becomes really insignificant when you look at the whole picture and evaluate the stone itself.
I do not use stones with very apparent defects or marks - this either will be mentioned in the description or it can occur due to a mistake or omission, which I will be happy to correct as soon as you bring it to my attention.
✅ CUSTOMER CARE:
🔸 I am committed to the kind of customer care, which recognizes your unique individual style and preferences, which I take into account and I am always open to answering all of the questions you might have. If you need guidance - I am here for you to help you make the best possible choice. I don’t lie in order to sell you the most expensive item I can think of - I only suggest the best possible choice based on your individual preferences and your budget.
I can help you create a piece of jewelry or a matching set that will be made with a beautiful, special and one of a kind gemstone of very high quality by working with you directly and offering you what I have available in stock and what is not yet listed. I want your jewelry to be as unique as yourself, one of a kind piece, which you will love and enjoy!
🔸 Another important thing about my shop is that I never use stock photos, computer generated images of jewelry that doesn’t yet exist or use other people’s photos. I don’t offer anything that I do not have or do not make
I only sell products that I myself designed and created that are usually produced for my store by my manufacturing partners, and I take my own original photos of every single item before I post a listing. That is why my shop looks distinctly different from everything else. ( I am not referring to the actual gemstone featured in the listing images)
It came to my attention that my photos are being used by sellers on Etsy and eBay promising to make the same item for a quarter of the price and ship it from another country.
Well…. They obviously can’t do that, because it is not their product, so if you see the same photos please let me know about it, and I hope you don’t get scammed by those people, because it is next to impossible to get your money back if you buy from a country with unreliable postal services (I won’t name them, but you can guess), because the sellers are counting on your return being lost in transit, so they never have to pay you back AT ALL.
❤️Each item I create is always made with care, attention and love. This started as a passion, continued later as a hope and only evolved into a business later after getting some positive feedback and support from people.
I try to approach my work with a lot of genuine care and perfectionism, which goes into every aspect of my work.
❤️I really appreciate the opportunity to bring something joyful and beautiful into other people’s lives: it is exhilarating to know, that something I made would mean so much for another person who would wear that piece of jewelry as a symbol of a life changing event or as precious memory that they will carry with them through years.
This is an amazing experience for me as well - my deepest gratitude for your support is another beautiful example of the interconnectedness of all things in the Universe. 🙏🏻
❤️THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART❤️ FOR YOUR INTEREST AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF MY WORK - I WOULD HAVE NEVER FOUND MY TRUE HOME WITHOUT YOU! 💙
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.
Dec 29, 2022
The ring is pretty but it does not have the color or clarity I am searching for.
Dec 7, 2022
I just received my ring and it is so beautiful. The opal is gorgeous, and very colorful in the light. I am extremely happy with the quality! It's the perfect engagement ring.
Jan 24, 2022
Jan 10, 2021
This was a gift for my daughter who is very particular but she really loved it! The quality is excellent. Thank you!
Dec 12, 2020
This ring is absolutely beautiful, I am so glad that I decided to buy from here! It is the most gorgeous opal I have ever seen, the quality is AMAZING! So much play of color and it's design is so unique. I will definitely be buying ALL of my opal and other jewelry from kissed by fire jewelry! Thank you so much for making truly magical pieces!!