Black fire opal engagement ring in 925 sterling silver made with a rare quality grade oval faceted 8x6mm natural black fire opal gemstone. Or a classic AAA mixed colors black opal - both options are the hallmarks of the highest quality grade opals with a rare opal representing an exceptional stone that might have features that are uncommon and rare.
The opals pictured are both another examples of extremely vibrant play of color, abundance of red fire, so it is consistent with very high or even rare quality grade due to the vibrant red colored fire which is the most sought after color in a black opal. The fire is very bright and crisp and is visible under any lighting conditions. This quality grade of black opal is rare. You can select in the drop down menu if you want a similar vibrant opal with mostly red colored fire or a darker colored stone with mixed colors.
All of my black opals are actually very high quality and are extremely hard to find, so to see the colors like that on regular basis in a black opal is truly one of the most difficult parts of my work effort. I don’t sell average quality stones, so please don’t let yourself fall under the assumption that you will get the same black opals everywhere or that this is a standard look for an average black fire opal. Nothing can be further from the truth: most black opals have predominantly green, blue or darker navy colored base tone which is quite dull and utterly unimpressive.
Even though my black opals are typically much brighter than most - they still look dark which is absolutely normal. Please keep in mind that this gemstone is actually “black”. It is very hard to find the opals with bright vibrant fire and there is a certain limit to that brightness that you have to accept if you are looking to enjoy its mysterious beauty.
Taking photos of a black opal is possible only under direct light source, and the photos show ALL OF THE COLORS an opal has or its full potential.
However, in real life you will rarely see all of the black opal’s colors visible AT ONCE with the same intensity as you can see on the photographs. This is absolutely normal and is to be expected when you receive your piece of black opal jewelry.
The opal has to have dark base tone which is essential for creating the background contrast that allows us to enjoy its play of color. The darker the base tone the brighter and sharper the colors will appear.
Because of this any good quality black opal looks dark under natural light which limits the color visibility significantly.
To view all of the opal’s colors in full display please place it under a direct artificial light source such as a table lamp and enjoy the vibrant display of colors that is unique to each opal.
All those colors will be seen interacting with the light while in motion - the opal ‘comes to life’ when being worn and captures attention by the interplay of flashes of color and shining sparkling lights that give black opal its striking mysterious and unique kind of beauty that is unrivaled by any other gemstone.
The opal is set into a delicate classic accented engagement ring prong setting designed with a small touch of floral design element incorporated in the style of the side stones settings - this subtle detail makes the ring look irresistible, unique and feminine.
Both are new designs and only one will permanently stay as a part of my jewelry collection.
You can decide which ring style is going to stay.
Please check out this listing for comparison:
The opals I use in my line of jewelry are very beautiful and colorful and hard to find and therefore they require a unique setting to highlight their splendor and together create an exquisite piece of jewelry featuring one of a kind design, which is a part of my own jewelry collection and my esthetic vision.
My collection is defined by mostly classic shapes and traditional bridal jewelry staples with a very subtle unique touch or a small personal detail which separates my jewelry from other brands and allows me to focus primarily on the quality of a gemstone that goes into that setting that I designed with intentional simplicity.
My main passion is finding the best quality grade natural opal: only the excellent, handpicked opals and moissanites are used in all of the jewelry I sell in this store. .
✅ THE OPAL:
🔹 Origin: earth mined, natural, solid Ethiopian Welo Opal
🔹 Size: 8x6mm
🔹 Weight: 0.8-1.0 Ct
🔹 Shape and cut:oval faceted oval
🔹 Quality Grade: AAA+ or AAAA rare
🔹 Brightness: 5/5
🟢 🟢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 - sometimes a week or two is how long it takes me to get to replying to people. 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.
▪️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, and although I don’t want to disclose anything to the public, I decided to share some details that are relevant to the store’s management and
Unfortunately, I am working completely alone and my chronic illness requires me to take off some time , which is what causes the issues with so many messages left unanswered for quite some time.
▪️I am doing my best to handle so many issues with running my business being a single mom - I had absolutely no experience in business, and everything for me is a learning curve that takes time and effort since I have absolutely nobody who can help me with the routine tasks required to run this store while I am unavailable.
And I can only focus on a single task at hand at any given moment, and of course this single person operation requires longer time to process an order than most other shops where a few people can share the work load.
I refuse to compromise quality, so I am not going to rush making the Jewelry.
I often get chronically overwhelmed and being a responsible person by nature I always have tremendous anxiety should my chronic illness prevent me from working for periods of time when the store is left unattended, which especially affects communication with customers when many people get an impression of a poorly run store and sloppy customer service if they are unaware of the specific circumstances that prevent me from being able to work fast and be productive every single day.
Instead I have to take breaks from time to time, sometimes over a week long, so maintaining a regular schedule is impossible as well as maintaining regular communication with customers and not accumulating a lot of work that needs to be done that later creates a panic with fulfilling all of the orders within a shorter period of time.... By then many inquiries are already not relevant and there are a lot of people who are very frustrated over not getting a timely response....
Please be patient and keep in mind that I work alone, and I always fulfill orders as my first priority and later turn my attention to messages, which is the reason why there is a delay in replying. Whenever I am unable to work or I am doing something else - I cannot respond to you because I cannot do two things at the same time, so please allow minimum a few days to get a reply to your question/inquiry/expressed concern.
▪️Regardless of these limitations that I am working under, 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 or maintain a regular schedule.
This shop allows me to keep my dignity and not depend on the government money to be able to survive. I am able 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 appreciate this blessing and will never take it for granted or run it without being fully invested into making my customers happy with every aspect of their shopping experience.
I’m hoping this clarifies a lot though, so people can try to understand my position and see that I am always trying to do my best when it comes to running the store as efficiently as possible.
🟪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. USE THIS PHOTO TO PREVIEW WHAT YOUR CHOICE OF A SPECIFIC VARIATION IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. Do not use all listing images to finalize your decision to purchase an item - look specifically at the photo which corresponds to each menu opt
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.,
🟣 RETURN POLICY- THE ETHICAL VIEWPOINT:
▪️ 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 a return.
It is necessary to match the evidence of a defect to my own photos taken of every item prior to shipping. If the defect is present on my photos - it serves as evidence that I shipped a defective item.
▪️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.
If I accept a return as an exception to the general rule - a mandatory 35% fee is going to be withheld from the refund which is going to minimally compensate me for the time wasted on creating a made to order item that was later returned without any reason such as a defect or damage....
🟢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.
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
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.
- 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 can be fully appreciated only when seen in real life. Besides any slight change in the light angle causes complete change in the opal’s appearance and visible colors
- 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 precious metals: 10k, 14k solid gold and 925 sterling silver. My favorite gemstone has always been Ethiopian Welo Opal, but now I also use moissanite to create my jewelry. Both fiery gemstones are very different but are satisfying to work with as they are capable of creating a flawless piece of beauty and perfection to be the result of my creative effort. I do not settle for mediocre or ordinary: my jewelry is made with RARE and UNIQUE gemstones. I personally test precious metals and gemstones for authenticity, and guarantee that all materials used in my jewelry are safe, hypoallergenic, authentic and are original designs - never something that was mass produced or made to resell. My jewelry is original and offers true value.
I have recently introduced an initiative that allows everyone to have a custom made version of any item listed in my shop by changing the center gemstone into ANY GEMSTONE THAT THEY WANT. You can choose from a wide selection of birthstones and choose from any setting in my shop to create your perfect gift and mix and match pieces for making gifts for friends or family members or anyone - the idea is that the jewelry can be purchased for an AFFORDABLE PRICE and be created for you within the same processing time as the item in the listing. All of the gemstones I get are SUSTAINABLY SOURCED and are produced by small businesses that are usually local and family owned, so the process is very transparent and straightforward. Give it a try!
Now I am offering more moissanite jewelry than ever before due to the changes in the industry allowing me to purchase moissanite products that are CERTIFIED and come with a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY. The quality of the moissanite gemstones is INCREDIBLE, and the colors are absolutely stunning, so I have been working on my solid gold Bridal and Engagement Jewelry Collection featuring new and unique designs created with moissanite and natural opal in the same elegant style that I have always been offering to my customers: I adore dainty jewelry and I design with an open heart for everyone in mind, so my pieces are perfectly versatile and fit nearly any occasion. My craftsmanship and the gemstone quality is known for its highest standards.
Aug 24, 2020
Wow. Photographs can not begin to do this justice. I have seen many opals before, but nothing compares to the brilliance inside this piece. I did opt for the rare AAAA option and I am not disappointed. In one light it's a beautiful honey red, and in another a bright emerald green. Flecks of orange and purple also appear. It's like a mood ring! I'm looking forward to many years of enjoyment from this piece. Thank you for your great work!