Black natural Opal 925 sterling silver ring made with a genuine black fire opal cabochon gemstone in high quality grade with flashes of prominent red fire over dark base tone.
I received an excellent inventory of black opal cabochons and will be working with this stone, because it is brighter than a faceted opal.
The ring is made with a unique design sterling silver band with genuine white topaz side stones and rhodium plated finish over sterling silver to prevent tarnish and micro damage to the ring surface during routine wear and tear.
The colors of the opal shine very bright and visible under natural light in the sun and might be temporarily hidden in low lighting conditions, so this gemstone will keep surprising you with revealing more of that fantastic display of color it keeps inside!
The opal is earth mined, natural, solid Ethiopian Welo Opal
Shape and cut: oval cabochon Dimensions: 9x7mm
Weight: 1,2 Ct approximately Quality grade: AAA+
Primary colors: deep red with shades of green, amber, blue and some dark purple shade of the base tone. Red is the most predominant color in this opal.
PLEASE VIEW VIDEOS TO SEE SOME AVAILABLE STONES
🟢 🟢OPAL VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY:
🟢MOISSANITE VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY:
🔴🔴🔴IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MY SHOP 🔴🔴🔴
🟪 ORDER PROCESSING AND SHIPPING:
▪️I set the MAXIMUM processing time of 3-4 weeks but it is not always required for every order and the time always varies depending on the number of orders I have to work on, possible delays occurring due to my chronic illness which limits my ability to work, so I am able to work only part time. Sometimes I need to order materials or jewelry settings or I am working on a solid gold item, which requires extra time to make. I work alone, so please be understanding and patient: rushing a handmade item is NOT a good idea, because you might compromise the quality of your item.
▪️I DO NOT REPLY EVERY 24 HOURS!
🔹It says that under my profile, but I did not write that myself🔹
Please try to keep in mind that I might not be able to respond to you because I am feeling sick at the moment, and unable to do any work because of that.
Please allow me some time to respond to you - no messages are ever ignored or left unanswered - you might want to bump your message after 1 week in case it got pushed down by many messages received later, and I simply did not see it.
The time can vary from 5 minutes to 5 days or sometimes longer - my situation creates an unpredictable work schedule, and I apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by late response or whenever communication gets interrupted.
I will always reply to you as soon as I get an opportunity to do so.
▪️PLEASE ALWAYS LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC DATE FOR YOUR ORDER TO BE DELIVERED BY.
In the absence of any CONFIRMED delivery instructions that I am aware of, any package shipped before the end of the week 4 of the general processing time is technically considered to be shipped “on time”.
I WILL DO MY BEST TO SHIP ALL ORDERS AS SOON AS I CAN, BUT IT IS BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE ANY DEADLINES WHEN THEY NEED THEIR ORDER.
Also, please provide this information when placing your order, because if you ask to rush an order later - it might not be possible for various reasons. Make sure you hear back from me with a confirmation that I will be able to ship by the required deadline.
▪️Your package will ship in a luxury velvet gift box containing the item with a signature tag, a general “jewelry care tips” note, which has to be followed, a highly effective specialized microfiber polishing cloth to maintain your jewelry clean and bright without having to use liquid chemical cleaners, which cannot be used with a natural opal.
🟢 OPAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
▪️ I ship my orders with FREE USPS First Class Mail as a FREE SHIPPING option or I might upgrade orders to USPS PRIORITY MAIL;
Decision to upgrade the shipping method is entirely up to my sole discretion and cannot be expected or relied upon for every order.
▪️You can always upgrade shipping to Priority mail or Express mail yourself if you need your item to be delivered sooner. Remember, that it will only affect the DELIVERY TIME (3-10 days for First class; 1-3 days for Priority) and not the PROCESSING TIME, which will remain 3-4 weeks (unless agreed upon otherwise through personal messaging).
▪️Upgrading the shipping method might improve the safety of your package, so there are other considerations besides just the shipping speed why you might want to pay extra for faster shipping.
You can upgrade shipping by purchasing this listing:
🟢 SHIPPING UPGRADE LISTING:
🟪THE LIMITING FACTORS AFFECTING MY WORK AND COMMUNICATION WITH CUSTOMERS:
▪️Unfortunately, my ability to work is significantly limited by my physical condition due to the chronic fatigue I struggle with, which turns into frequent episodes of complete mental and physical energy “burnout” states, when I am forced to take a break from work entirely and devote my time to rest, restorative yoga and sleep. These “crashes” as I commonly refer to these periods of time, when I am unable to work or function, resolve after a few days to a week, and I can work productively as if I am not different from any healthy individual for some time only to become exhausted again often with no notice or precipitating event...
▪️My health situation is a very personal matter to me as I am sure it is the same for everyone else, but despite not feeling comfortable about disclosing the details of my medical condition to the public, I have to share some details of it with people to help my shop keep its good reputation and prevent people from assuming that it is my attitude towards work or being unprofessional, which causes any of the possible delays in communicating with customers or giving more immediate attention to fulfilling and shipping the orders I have received.
▪️It pains me to think that these delays might appear to many as lack of care and responsibility on the part of me as a seller, which, in my case, it is absolutely not true. Being a perfectionist by nature, I care a great deal about making everything as great as possible for my customers and making them happy with their purchases, which is absolutely the number one priority for me. It is making my business grow and allows to feed my family - I would have never put this starting business at risk willingly and knowingly by slacking off....
▪️I am doing my best to handle so many issues with running my store as a business, which needs to be learned as I have no experience in it, and I have to prioritize on what is the most important task at the moment going to less important things while trying to ration the time and energy I have for working and juggling multiple tasks.
As a result I often get chronically overwhelmed and always trying to catch up to everything - all of it because I do not control when I might have to stop all work again due to another energy crash, and never finish things I have on my to do list ....
▪️Regardless of these limitations, I am so grateful for this opportunity for me to have a life, to be able to provide for my family in a situation when I cannot hope to hold a regular job due to my inability to work for extended periods of time sometimes.
By having this shop I have an opportunity to live a life no matter how limited, which can be as rewarding and as fulfilling as a person in my situation can hope to have, so I assure you that I would never treat this opportunity carelessly and irresponsibly.
🟪DELAYS CAUSED BY USPS, INACCURACIES WITH TRACKING INFORMATION AND ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE:
▪️SHIPPING DELAYS WITH USPS HAVE BECOME “NORMAL”:
- due to COVID 19 and the length of delay is unpredictable ranging anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks for First Class Mail and up to 1 week for Priority Mail.
- due to ALL major holidays;
- due to the internal USPS issues with lack of funding and not enough staff
▪️ It has come to my attention that the TRACKING INFORMATION gets updated with a DELAY OF MINIMUM 2 DAYS TO 1 WEEK before it synchronizes with Etsy, and during this time packages appear to be in “Pre-Shipment” stage showing that I never took them to the post office at all, despite me watching those specific packages get accepted by scanning the barcode right in front of me a couple of days before.....
This problem has been happening for more than a year by now, and it caused me tremendous amount of negative feedback and complaints from customers during holidays, because they were assuming that I didn’t ship their orders according to the available tracking information....
Please allow a few days at least for the tracking information to sync. contact me with any concerns: this is something I do not understand the reasons for, so I absolutely understand why a customer might have questions or recommendations if they know what is the cause for this problem and how to eliminate it....
▪️Also, the ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE provided by Etsy in the same email notification that contains the tracking information for your order, is HIGHLY INACCURATE.
This date is generated by the system in response to printing a shipping label without any thought given to the specific time of the year, post office capacity during holidays or other factors such as a pandemic response measures that vary by a specific location or emergencies caused by weather etc., During regular time of year I often print out shipping labels in advance, and then proceed to shipping the orders over the next several weeks
Of course, I will do my best to fulfill orders sooner depending on my physical ability to do so.
▪️The “Estimated Delivery” only misleads customers, who expect their packages to be delivered on that particular date, which is absolutely unrealistic, but leads them presume that I fail to ship orders “on time.”
🔴PLEASE DISREGARD THE “ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE”, WHICH IS PROVIDED IN THE SAME EMAIL THAT CONTAINS THE TRACKING INFORMATION.🔴
▪️Remember that if you need to arrange a specific date to deliver your order please do it by confirming this date with me via an Etsy message or a private email.
🟢READ ABOUT THE SHIPPING PROCESS AND POSSIBLE DELAYS HERE:
🟪EACH JEWELRY ITEM IS BEING “MADE TO ORDER” WITH A LOT OF ATTENTION, CARE AND USING ONLY AUTHENTIC MATERIALS MEETING MY QUALITY STANDARD:
▪️Every item which is “MADE TO ORDER” is tailored to specific customer’s needs and preferred variations selected via the drop down menu, and can require a specific choice of materials, gemstone color, quality grade, item’s size, finish etc.,
Each piece of jewelry I create is one of a kind, unique and being made following customers' instructions, preferences, taste, occasion, budget limit and other characteristics provided by them in a personalization section or in a note attached to their order;
▪️ The more information I get from you - the better I will be able to make your piece of jewelry exactly the way you want.
Each “Item Description” has detailed written information about each jewelry piece, its variations, with each one being illustrated by a LINKED PHOTO attached to each menu option.
Please read the FULL “Item Description”, which also includes the general information about the shop and its policies, materials I use, my process, care instructions etc.,
▪️ My return policy reflects the fact that every item is made from scratch by limiting the returns caused by “subjective” reasons such as “not meeting expectations”.
“subjective” reason means having nothing to do with my personal fault or mistake.
This limitation on returns includes items that are damaged due to ignoring care instructions or having occured as an accident - such instances are not eligible for areturn.
▪️I will provide care and minor repairs if I am able or equipped to do it, but every situation is different, and I can only promise that I will handle each return request with honesty, objectivity and genuine intention to help any customer who has issues with their item. I do not have any warranty on the jewelry or guarantee the acceptance of every return request. After an item is inspected upon delivery for faults or defects and none are reported within the initial 3 days - the item is no longer eligible for a return even if the signature tag is present.
🟢CREATING A “MADE TO ORDER” ITEM:
🟪 OPAL PHOTOGRAPHY NUANCES - PLEASE READ!
▪️Opal is very unique and colorful gemstone like no other. EVERY OPAL IS CHANGING COLORS CONTINUOUSLY IN RESPONSE TO THE LIGHT ANGLE OR INTENSITY.
This makes photographing them extremely difficult, so YOU MUST READ THIS to learn some typical properties of this gem and KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR OPAL JEWELRY AND HOW TO BEST CARE FOR IT.
▪️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 won’t appear as bright as the listing photos due to their dark overall base tone, which makes the play of color appear and “come to life” ONLY during movement as the stone interacts with different light sources in various settings and at different angles.
This interaction produces a specific “picture” that is being seen on a still image, but it will continue to change as the light around the opal changes, so it is IMPOSSIBLE to show what a fire opal actually looks like, because it is a CONTINUING PROCESS and not any particular set of colors on a background. This process is responding to the INTENSITY OF LIGHT, and photos are ALWAYS TAKEN UNDER DIRECT LIGHT SOURCE. This particular aspect of opal photography causes A LOT OF CONFUSION AND DISAPPOINTMENT coming from those who are UNPREPARED TO VIEW THE SAME OPAL WITHOUT THE DIRECT LIGHT SOURCE. When seen under different light or at a different angle - the opal WILL LOOK ABSOLUTELY DIFFERENT FROM ITS OWN PHOTO, so please read as much information about this issue as you can find to avoid being disappointed with your purchase.
▪️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.
🟢OPAL PHOTO “DISCLAIMER” - extended version:
▪️I am always happy to assist customers personally, but whenever I am not available to offer personal guidance or make an album with suggestions, please refer to these articles to find all of the information you need. The important links are provided throughout this entire section - please read them.
🟣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 - another beautiful example of the interconnectedness of all things in the Universe.
🟣THIS STORE IS THE RESULT OF A PERSONAL TRAGEDY BECOMING A BLESSING AND THE ONLY FINANCIAL LIFELINE FOR MY FAMILY AFTER I GOT SERIOUSLY AND CHRONICALLY ILL AND HAD TO LEAVE MY PREVIOUS WELL PAID AND HAPPY JOB IN HEALTH CARE WHICH USED TO BE A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE.
I WAS SCARED, ALONE, SICK AND WITH NO MONEY LEFT TO PAY THE RENT OR ANY USEFUL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE WHEN I FIRST OPENED THIS SHOP TO FINALLY GIVE MY CREATIVITY A REAL SHOT.
I HAVE NEVER BELIEVED THAT MY GENUINE PASSION FOR DESIGN AND GOD GIVEN CREATIVE ABILITIES WOULD EVER EARN ME A DOLLAR IN THE ART INDUSTRY, SO I GAVE IT UP AS A SILLY DREAM WITH JUST A LITTLE PRESSURE FROM MY MORE PRACTICALLY MINDED PARENTS, WHO MADE ME CHOOSE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CAREER WHEN I WAS YOUNGER.
IRONICALLY, IT WAS ONLY AFTER LOSING EVERYTHING I HAD, AND ONLY THANKS TO OPENING THIS VERY SHOP, THAT I HAVE FOUND A LOT OF TREMENDOUS SUPPORT THAT MADE ME BELIEVE IN MYSELF AGAIN, AND OPENED UP A NEW UNEXPECTED PATH IN LIFE, WHICH I AM INFINITELY GRATEFUL FOR💜
♥️🙏🏻♥️THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR GIVING ME A CHANCE♥️🙏🏻♥️
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.
Apr 20, 2021
Good transaction and Beautiful jewelry.
Jun 27, 2020
Just beautiful. Excellent communication and shipping <3
Dec 24, 2019
Julia, the stone and ring are beautiful!! Couldn't be happier! Thanks for the advice on the stone you were right on and the stone we picked was perfect! You were so helpful, and the ring came in on time exactly as you scheduled. The quality is superb!! Thanks so much!! I am sure we will be back...the wife loves your Fire Opals!!
Sep 11, 2019
Beautiful stone and setting! It is a magical ring
Jul 22, 2019
so In love with my new ring! When the original setting wasn’t available in the size I needed, Julia messaged me quickly to offer a multiple choice replacement. Everything was done quick and with ease, I couldn’t be happier with my new ring!