Natural black fire opal ring made with a AAA+ top quality grade multicolored black fire opal in 8x6mm, which is set into a Celtic knot inspired design sterling silver setting with rhodium plating and lightly oxidized finish.
🔹Origin: earth mined, natural, solid
🔹 Shape and cut: oval faceted
🔹 Dimensions: 8x6mm
🔹 Weight: 0.7-0.9 Ct approximately
🔹 Quality grade: AAA+
🔹 Primary fire color: abundance of orange, red and green fire is very apparent and is blended with other colors of the rainbow spectrum, which creates a spectacular display of color.
🔹 The play of color is very vibrant and bright, so the fire is visible under any lighting conditions. It is a beautiful opal and a unique setting, which compliment each other very well. Pin fire sparkling pattern is simply stunning and invigorating.
✅ THE SETTING
🔹Solid Sterling silver 4 prong semi mount ring setting with lightly oxidized finish designed with Celtic inspired influence, which has a unique vintage look and is a completely unique design.
🔹The antiqued finish helps to highlight every detail of the band’s style, so that the ring looks simple and very appealing to those who love Celtic Jewelry. It can be an excellent choice for an alternative style engagement ring or just a great gift for someone special.
🔹Available in size 5,6,7,8 and 9 US scale.sizes 5 and 9 are available in limited quantity.
Rhodium (white gold) plated over sterling silver, which protects the silver from tarnishing and preserves the shiny polished silver finish for years with minimal to no maintenance care.
🟢 OPAL VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY:
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🔴🔴🔴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 will respond to your message whenever I am working and when I am able to do it. The time can be 5 minutes or 5 days - my situation creates an unpredictable schedule, so due to time lost on having to take frequent breaks, I never have enough time to do everything I want to, so I have to prioritize on tasks such as fulfilling and shipping orders being the most important and proceeding to replies, inquiries etc.,
▪️PLEASE ALWAYS LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC DATE FOR YOUR ORDER TO BE DELIVERED BY. I can rush one or two orders almost at any time, so please do not keep this to yourself, because if I do not know anything about your order, I will act on the assumption that there are no time restrictions for your order and ship it anytime between 1 week or close to 4 weeks. I will not be able to accommodate your request later when you notify me of the order being time sensitive a day before the deadline. Keep in mind that it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE ME WITH THIS INFORMATION. I will not issue a refund for your order if you failed to inform me of an existing deadline.
▪️Your package will include a printed copy of “Care Instructions" ( longer version for natural opal) sheet, a highly effective specialized and quite pricey microfiber polishing cloth to maintain your opal jewelry clean and bright without having to use liquid chemical cleaners, which cannot be used with natural opal.
🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴OPAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
▪️ I ship my orders with USPS First Class Mail as a FREE SHIPPING default 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. You can upgrade shipping by purchasing this listing:
🔴 SHIPPING UPGRADE LISTING:
🟪THE LIMITATIONS OF RUNNING MY SHOP ON MY OWN:
▪️I work alone, and I have a chronic illness (stress-induced chronic fatigue) limiting my ability to work, so I HAVE TO take breaks between working periods to recover and get back to my store after a few days up to one week....This has been my schedule for the past few years, and because of this I cannot keep my shop running as well as I would like it to.
▪️If I do not reply to your message for a few days, please be patient and try to understand that I am doing my best to handle so many issues with running my store, and I have to prioritize on what is the most important task to less important things and really ration the time I have juggling multiple tasks, so I am chronically overwhelmed and trying to keep up - all of it because I do not control when I might have to stop again and never finish things I have on my to do list ....
This is so frustrating for me, and I always apologize for replying back late and trying to explain my situation.....
▪️I finally decided to address this publicly hoping that people would read this paragraph and understand that a few days to a week delay with responding to messages is normal for me Unfortunately, I do not have anyone else to assist me with a faster customer service, and every little thing has to be done by me on my very limited time I apologize in advance for the inconvenience and I want to assure you that MESSAGES ARE NEVER IGNORED, BUT CAN BE PUSHED DOWN OCCASIONALLY, SO PLEASE BUMP YOUR MESSAGE IF YOU DON'T HEAR FROM ME IN A WEEK OR MORE.
▪️Not having enough time or energy to work made me take a different look at a return policy, so I made it more limited when it comes to the returns requested for "subjective" reasons when I have nothing to do with the reason why the item is returned.
🟪DELAYS CAUSED BY USPS, INACCURACIES WITH TRACKING INFORMATION AND INACCURATE 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.
▪️Also, the ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE provided by Etsy in the same email notification that contains the tracking information for your order, is HIGHLY INACCURATE. It doesn’t take into account important outside factors such as COVID 19 delays or major holidays causing the USPS to become overwhelmed due to the increased volume of mail and have very unpredictable and significant delays.
The Estimated date is calculated based on standard shipping times and only misleads the customers, who expect their packages to be delivered on that date, which is absolutely unrealistic and this leads customers to presume that I failed to ship their orders on time due to having poor customer service standard if it takes place during any holiday rush shipping;
PLEASE DISREGARD THE ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE PROVIDED TO YOU WITH TRACKING INFORMATION - there is no reason why this date is even provided - please ignore it completely.
This has caused me so much headache and bad reviews, that I no longer want to hear about anything regarding this date, and unfortunately I don’t have any time to address this with Etsy.....
▪️During regular time without holiday shopping pressure I often print out the labels in advance, and ship orders over time during the next several weeks, so that estimated delivery date is going to be way off, and I am used to simply ignoring it. But during the times of pandemic or when time is a factor people tend to pay attention to THAT date, and it is generated automatically after shipping label is printed, and literally means nothing in terms of being realistic in any situation when shipping delays are possible.
▪️GENERALLY, AS LONG AS THE PACKAGE IS SHIPPED BEFORE THE END OF WEEK 4 OF MY PROCESSING TIME ,AND IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY TIME SENSITIVE INSTRUCTIONS, IT IS CONSIDERED TO BE SHIPPED “ON TIME” - according to my overall processing time.
This is the most extreme example, but it is a fact.
Remember that you can let me know when you are planning to receive your order - do not expect me to make it on time without giving me information. I have no problem arranging earlier delivery.
🔴🔴🔴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.,
🔴🔴🔴🔴HOW YOUR JEWELRY IS BEING CREATED FROM START TO FINISH: 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 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.
🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 OPAL PHOTO “DISCLAIMER”:
▪️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. Of course you can contact me anytime - I am not trying to avoid talking to customers by making the information accessible to everyone:)
MUST READ INFORMATION:
🟢MY JEWELRY STYLE AND PROCESS:
▪️Each item I create is always made with care, attention and love. This started as a passion and not as a business, and I am really trying bring that passion into my work at every level and in every aspect.
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 carry that piece of jewelry as a symbol of a life changing moment or a 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.
🎁 BY SUPPORTING MY STORE YOU SUPPORT A SINGLE WOMAN RUN BUSINESS WHICH ALLOWS ME TO PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY IN A WAY OTHER THAN RELYING ON GOVERNMENT SUPPORT. I AM BLESSED BY HAVING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP MY DIGNITY AND TO BE ABLE TO USE MY TALENT, ABILITIES AND CREATIVITY TO KEEP PURSUING MY DREAM DESPITE ALL THE NEGATIVE ODDS.
❤️THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!❤️
🔴,🔺 - how important the information is;
3-5 business days
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
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
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.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
- 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.
Jun 24, 2021
Received This item and the pictures don't do it justice . Excellent craftmanship . Gem is without flaws and very clear . Julie is the owner of this shop and she is amazing. She actually cares about her customers and i've received this level of customer service. It was humbling for me .
May 14, 2021
Wow what a beautiful ring and very fast delivery. I highly recommend Kissed by Fire. A really beautiful piece!
Jan 16, 2021
The ring that I received was truly stunning. My (now) fiancee absolutely adores it and loves how beautiful the style of the ring is and how vibrant the opal is that is set in the ring. I can't thank the creator enough for making such a beautiful ring.
Oct 17, 2020
I completely forgot to leave a review a few months ago, but my fiance and I were ecstatic over how this ring turned out. It was absolutely gorgeous and the owner is extremely kind and communicative. I would absolutely purchase again.
Oct 13, 2020
The ring is beautiful and Julia with "Kissed by Fire" was truly amazing. She reached out to make sure the ring was delivered before my wife's birthday, She went the extra mile and I will certainly purchase her jewelry again! Thanks Julia!!