Natural black opal with rare red colored fire 14k solid yellow gold engagement ring made with natural diamonds paved band.
14K yellow gold serves as an excellent background for the vivid and intense red fire visible from nearly every angle.
The opal is a faceted round 7 mm 1.1 ct rare earth mined, natural, not enhanced fire opal gemstone in AAAA quality grade due to the abundance of red color which is the rarest and the most valuable in any natural opal and particularly in a black opal.
The ring setting is a very simple and elegant design of a classic cathedral engagement 4 prong ring made with a natural diamonds paved delicate band. It is my take on the essential simplicity of the design combined with my own quality standard and the choice of a gemstone (in this listing it is the only stone being offered).
There are different styles of matching wedding bands available to create a custom bridal set with this solitaire ring featuring stunning shade of red.
The play of color is flashing extremely bright and complimented by the light sparkle of the diamonds, it creates a sophisticated look but with a boldly colored rare gemstone, which instantly makes the ring stand out as a unique, rare and exotic piece.
You can have a straight band in full or half eternity style or an Art Deco band in full eternity or half eternity “light” and more delicate version of the same band.
The set is available in sterling silver as well, but this listing is for the actual yellow gold solitaire ring, which already has the opal permanently set in it and therefore you can only customize the band or bands if you prefer the stacked look of many bands worn together.
For those who are of a non conformist lifestyle this might be an interesting idea for an engagement ring with a wedding band made in an alternative fashion with a black opal instead of a traditional diamond.
And if you are a conservative type the ring offers a traditional silhouette, so you will be within your comfort zone thanks to the simplicity and versatility of the ring setting.
🟪MATERIALS AND QUALITY STANDARD:
▪️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 every detail.
🟪PAYMENT PLANS ARE WELCOME:
▪️I accept very flexible payment plans with minimum $100 per month payments. Payments are accepted via PayPal or by other methods that are convenient for you.
🟪UNDERSTANDING NATURAL OPAL:
▪️ 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.
🟪NATURAL OPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ISSUES - A MUST READ ARTICLE FOR ALL:
▪️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, that colors of the opal are constantly changing depending on the light angle, intensity and other factors, and the item you purchased 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. The selection is made with a lot of attention to a variety of features and characteristics that are seen in a certain price category, and the stone I select will have the same value as the stone depicted in the listing photos. No opal is picked randomly without scrutiny and thorough comparison.
▪️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 at different angles - without the light you will not be able to see any fire. This is NORMAL for the black opals, and is not a sign of lower value or inferior quality.
This interaction with the light source 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 SEE THE SAME OPAL LOOK DIFFERENT UNDER LOWER LIGHTING CONDITIONS. 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.
▪️ANY natural opal will look much BRIGHTER UNDER ARTIFICIAL LIGHT and SIGNIFICANTLY DULLER UNDER THE NATURAL LIGHT. That’s how you can tell that it is INDEED A NATURAL OPAL.
Opal is always changing its colors and never shows the exact same combination of colors with the same level of brightness, so expecting it to look like ANY PHOTO is simply unrealistic.
When an opal is seen in motion it looks entirely different almost every second following any minute changes in the angle of light, SO MOVEMENT IS WHAT CREATES THE PLAY OF COLOR.
Please be prepared to see a MORE SUBTLE BEAUTY, which will reveal the full spectrum of its potential under direct light source such as a simple table lamp.
▪️ For those who favor RED COLORS IN A BLACK OPAL: please remember that it is NOT a garnet or ruby, and the PRIMARY COLOR is going to be BLACK, so there’s only so much red you can expect to see in an opal. It is limited due to the fact that it is also the MOST RARE of colors that you can find in any opal.
🟪WHITE OPALS ARE USUALLY AND SADLY UNDERESTIMATED:
▪️A WHITE OPAL OF HIGH QUALITY GRADE IS SIGNIFICANTLY BRIGHTER AND OFFERS MORE VIBRANCY AND ELECTRIFYING INTENSITY OF COLOR compared to the black variety.
▪️Unlike the black opals which tend to look BETTER THAN REAL LIFE, the WHITE OPALS LOOK MUCH MORE BLAND compared to their real life self. The white reflective base tone simply blinds the camera and sends too much light into its path especially with the best opals…..
It is a MONUMENTAL TASK to capture the actual beauty of the best quality grade white opal OBJECTIVELY - I do my best, but it’s really hard, which is why I take long time to post fresh listings…..
▪️I try to be as honest and objective in my description as I possibly can, and I write A LOT to warn buyers of any possibility of misjudgment or a misunderstanding.
I apologize if I do come short in this task occasionally, but it is not done intentionally - trust me that I enjoy a headache with returns and complains as much as you do, so please enjoy your shopping and your jewelry by being properly and honestly informed!❤️
▪️ I hope it’s going to be a fun and exciting experience for you, and luckily, I do have many wonderful customers whom I appreciate and owe my gratitude!😊
It is A HUGE honor to be trusted with creating a piece of jewelry for someone’s special life moments or their loved ones and I do understand that responsibility very clearly. 🙏🏻
🟪RETURN POLICY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS:
‼️YOU WILL ALWAYS RECEIVE A REFUND IF SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR ORDER.‼️
❤️ IT IS BETTER TO BE KIND THAN TO BE RIGHT!❤️
This is the lesson I have learned from working on my shop and I am a better person now than I used to be:)
🟪 However, you must have a VALID REASON for requesting a return: please read Etsy policy on disputes, because it contains all the major points I included in my own return policy such as these:
▪️Not meeting expectations is NOT a valid reason for requesting a return (please see Etsy’s rules for disputes and cases)
▪️Items that have been altered by another jeweler, accidentally damaged or broken significant time after the delivery or since the moment when the buyer’s took possession of the jewelry - the item is NO LONGER the seller’s responsibility. A buyer alone is responsible for the safety, protection and proper care for their belongings both legally and financially including having them repaired or restored to their original state if they break.
▪️I give two weeks to request an exchange or free repair (in other words, a warranty), and three days to request a refund if a significant defect is noted.
▪️ Custom made items that require purchasing additional materials (solid gold pieces) are not eligible for return;
▪️Items involving issues of personal hygiene such as earrings are not returnable;
▪️ In case of the jewelry ARRIVING DAMAGED or with a SIGNIFICANT DEFECT that had resulted FROM MY ACTION, MISTAKE OR OMISSION, you will be fully reimbursed for the inconvenience or will get your order exchanged or repaired free of charge to you and according to the original description.
PLEASE SIMPLY CONTACT ME IF SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR ORDER.
Please try to keep the ATTACHED TAG to determine the timing when the damage occurred.
▪️ THE TAG:
To eliminate unnecessary guess work from the return process I document the condition of the jewelry before it is shipped out to a buyer by taking very high resolution photos and videos of each piece while I have it in my possession.
The photos have an identifiable tag attached to the jewelry showing the date , customer initials and my signature.
Please do not take the tag off until you inspected the jewelry for defects and are certain that you will keep it.
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.