Gold Opal Rings: The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion
Are you searching for a special gift to show your sweetheart they are 'the one'? Or seeking a piece of stunning jewellery to treat yourself? Look no further than our exquisite gold opal ring collection. A beautiful opal ring is a unique and timeless token of your affection for someone special - we know the receiver is sure to feel treasured with this luxurious Australian gem. They're also a perfect addition to any jewellery collection or the ideal gift for any special occasion.
This beautiful stone is packed with fascinating and unique properties, and is believed to bring lightheartedness, creativity and happiness to the wearer. It's also known as a protector of love, meaning its the perfect token for expressing your feelings. Opals are also thought to be helpful during times of high stress or transition. So an opal gold ring is one way to keep all of the stone's good vibes close at hand at all times.
Firstly, what are opal rings?
Black Star Opal's opal rings are a type of jewellery that feature beautiful and unique natural Australian opals as the centrepiece. Opals are very unique gemstones that display a stunning range of colours and patterns depending on the angle of the light, making each opal ring truly a one-of-a-kind piece. Opal rings can be set in a variety of metals, including gold, silver and platinum, and can be designed in a range of styles, from classic and elegant single stone settings to modern and more elaborate styles featuring diamonds or other coloured gemstones. Opal rings are a timeless and elegant choice for any jewellery collection.
Why are opal rings so special?
With their effortless beauty, unique qualities and symbolic significance, opal rings are extremely special and make the perfect gift for any occasion. You really won't find another ring exactly the same as yours anywhere on earth! This is because opals feature an iridescent 'play of colour', which can range from fiery reds and oranges to electric blues and greens. This unique phenomenon makes opal rings a popular choice for those looking for a statement piece of jewellery. Another factor that makes Australian opals so special is each stone is found deep underground in remote outback areas by small teams of opal miners, some of whom are from multi-generational mining families.
What is the perfect occasion to gift an opal ring?
Opal rings make the perfect gift for really any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, engagement or just because. Opal is the birthstone for October, so a ring featuring this gemstone is a thoughtful and personalised birthday gift for anyone born in that month. For a romantic gesture or an anniversary gift, you can consider a heart-shaped opal ring or a vintage-inspired design. For a more modern look, choose a minimalist design gold opal ring with a simple band that is perfect for everyday wear and can be stacked with other rings for a trendy look. Whatever the occasion, a gold opal ring is sure to be a cherished and unique gift that will be treasured for years to come.
How do I choose the right opal ring for my loved one?
When choosing an opal ring for someone special, consider their personal style and preferences. Do they gravitate towards simple and classic designs, or do they usually wear jewellery that is more intricate and unique? Also consider the colour of the opal, as well as the colour metal of the ring, as different hues can complement different skin tones. It’s also important to choose a reputable jewellery store who can provide information on the quality and authenticity of the opal. With these factors in mind, you can find the perfect opal ring to make your loved one feel special and cherished.
Choose Your Metal: White Gold or Yellow Gold
When shopping for an opal gold ring, your first priority should be the type of metal. While yellow gold is the more popular choice for rings, white gold is fast becoming a favourite. Yellow gold provides a classic and timeless look, while white gold has a bright shine that can be artfully contrasted with colourful gemstones. Regardless, both yellow and white gold make wonderful settings for shimmering opals - white gold highlights the natural lustre of white opals, while yellow gold complements any green, pink and orange hues in the stone.
Selecting the right gold tone can make a big difference to the overall look of your ring. The three most common colours for gold settings are yellow, white and rose — each with its own unique appeal. We recommend choosing the tone that best complements the stone and setting — yellow gold is great for softer-coloured opaque stones, white gold works well with more contemporary styles, while rose gold adds a romantic touch to any opal engagement or wedding ring.
WHITE GOLD OPAL RINGS: MODERN AND TIMELESS
Looking for a luxurious jewelry piece to add to your collection? Have you thought about a white gold opal ring that's sure to impress? These rings are truly special as they combine a classic precious metal - white gold - with gorgeous iridescent stones that are unique to Australia. Whether you choose a classic solitaire, a multi-stoned style or an intricate design, you'll be sure to dazzle when wearing an opal ring. There's no shortage of designs!
If you want some extra sparkle and shine, add diamond accents to the design for an ultra-luxe look. Rings with graduated stones from smaller to larger are very popular, as are more abstract designs that feature freeform opal stones. Whatever your style, you’ll be sure to find a stunning white gold opal ring that suits your taste and budget.
When it comes to choosing the right white gold opal ring, you should consider your lifestyle and how often you’ll be wearing it. If you’re looking for a timeless everyday ring, we suggest you choose a more subtle design in a simple setting. If you want something special for a night out, opt for eye-catching gems and bolder designs.
Top 5 Reasons to Buy an Opal Ring Right Now
Still not convinced that an opal ring is for you? Take a look at these top 5 reasons you should own one right now!
1. Colour like no other
Opals are the only gemstone that can exhibit a complete spectrum of vibrant colour in the one stone. As no two opals are alike, you can guarantee no one on earth will have the same colourful patterned stone - and piece of jewellery - as you. The colour is caused by light refracting inside the gem, bouncing around voids between tiny silica spheres. This phenomenon is called 'play of colour'. Whatever the name, it's uber cool and just one reason why they make a great choice to set into an opal ring.
2. Opals can bring luck and love
Although there is a myth floating around that opal is bad luck (read our article about this to form your own opinion), opal rings are actually thought to be lucky and bring good fortune to those who wear them. In ancient times, it was even believed that wearing the gemstone could protect people from harm, and Ancient Greeks thought opal had the power to grant its wearer the gift of prophecy. Now that's a gemstone that packs a lot of good juju!
3. The price is right
From dazzling one-of-a-kind fine jewelry pieces to more affordable selections, you can easily find an opal ring to suit any budget. As well, because opals have numerous types available - from affordable triplets and doublets to higher end boulder and black opals - the price range is huge. This means gems quality opals can cost less than other popular gemstones like diamonds or emerald. And you can choose the perfect setting or metal such as silver for a look that will truly dazzle without breaking the bank!
4. Always in style
Opal rings are versatile enough to transcend trends and never go out of style. Whether your preferred look is classic or modern, a ring will elevate your wardrobe with its timeless beauty and shine. This makes them a great choice for any special occasion too – birthdays, anniversaries, or engagements. Plus, opals come in many colours ideal for matching with all your favourite outfits!
5. Follow the trend
It's hard to deny just how popular opal is, both for high and jewellery and everyday pieces. In fact, they have become one of the top gemstones couples consider for engagement rings! While some people still think diamonds are forever thanks to clever marketing by De Beers, others love the complementary combination of diamonds with opals to celebrate their love.
How to care for your gold opal ring
It's important to care for your gold opal ring in order to ensure it lasts for a lifetime. To keep the golden hue of your ring in tip top condition, be sure to use a soft cloth to polish it regularly. Take the time to check the settings of the gemstones, as they could become loose or damaged over time. Also, if you’re wearing an opal ring, remember that opals need to be kept away from extreme temperatures and need proper care and maintenance in order for them to maintain their shine. A soft cloth and a little water on solid stones is the way to go!
WHY BUY GOLD OPAL RINGS FROM BLACK STAR OPAL?
Black Star Opal is a specialty online jewellery and gemstone boutique that offers some of the finest gold opal rings available on the market today. If you're searching for a specific type of opal stone, we have a wide variety of colours and cuts from which you can choose. We also offer custom pieces if you would like something unique or special made just for your needs. Our expert opal team is always happy to help customers find exactly what they need in terms of jewelry or opal gemstones, no matter how big or small the order.
Quality ethically sourced, natural Australian opal gemstones and opal jewellery at reasonable prices is what we pride ourselves on. We have been a member of the Australian opal industry since 1969, originally as opal miners and global exporters of Lightning Ridge opal. As an established and reputable wholesale and retail opal gemstone business, we are directly connected to an extensive network of Australian opal miners in Lighting Ridge, Coober Pedy and the opal fields of Queensland. We also work closely with expert opal jewellery designers and manufacturers. This ensures our products are sourced directly from the miner, and our jewellery prices remain competitive and affordable for all budgets.
We stand by our gold opal ring jewellery with a 30-day money back guarantee. If your purchase is not quite what you were after, or you’d like to exchange for another item, we’re more than happy to help. We love seeing our customers happy and satisfied, and are pleased to assist with any questions you have about Australian opals or our opal, gemstone and crystal jewellery.
GOLD OPAL RING DELIVERY INFORMATION
Black Star Opal offers a convenient worldwide delivery service to wherever you need to send gold rings with opals. We take care of the cost of standard worldwide shipping for all orders over AUD $200 and provide free insurance for all orders over approximately AUD $600 to protect against theft, loss or damage during delivery. Express domestic and international shipping options are available for a small additional fee.
Shipping is provided through Australia's national postal service, Australia Post, which offers a range of convenient delivery solutions. Parcels sent within Australia are shipped via Parcel Post or Express Post, which features a unique tracking number and may require a signature on delivery. Parcels sent outside Australia are shipped via International Standard or International Express Air Mail, which also features a unique tracking number and may require signature on delivery. We can also ship globally through FedEx upon request, however this will incur an extra cost that will vary depending on your location.
Once your order is shipped you will receive a confirmation email with a tracking number. You can enter your tracking number here to follow your order's progress to your door. Standard delivery to most countries is usually less than two weeks, while delivery within Australia is usually between two to four working days. Due to current global Covid-related shipping issues, Black Star Opal cannot guarantee the above delivery times. We recommend you check the Australia Post website for up to date shipping estimates before ordering. Approximate shipping timelines provided do not include additional time your package may be held by customs for clearance in your country. Please note: Black Star Opal is not liable for any extra duties or taxes your country may charge on an imported item. It is the responsibility of the customer to research and pay any additional charges in their country.
If you have any queries about our gold opal ring jewelry delivery service or shipping policy, please get in touch with our friendly team - we are here to help and love assisting with any questions you may have.