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With these white gold opal rings, the colour of the opal gemstone is highlighted perfectly. White gold is one of the most popular metals used in jewelry making because it looks beautiful on any skin tone and has a bright lustre that makes opal gems look vivid and bright, especially blue and green hued opals. We offer the finest quality Australian opals in stunning white gold designs that will delight you with their beauty every time you look at them.

Finding the perfect opal ring in white gold should be a breeze with our extensive range, including beautiful traditional and modern styles, and one-off, handcrafted designs. We can also assist with designing a custom piece as a gift for someone special or just for you. Just reach out to our opal jewellery design team and we’ll work with you to create that perfect white gold ring with opal.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying the Perfect Opal Ring

Need help finding the perfect opal ring? Look no further. Opal rings are a timeless and elegant accessory that make a bold statement. In this handy comprehensive guide, you'll find all the tips and advice you need to purchase an exquisite piece that will shine in your jewellery collection for years to come. Plus bring you all the good luck opals are renowned for!

1. Take Your Time and Do Your Research

When it comes to buying an opal ring, it's important to not just rush into a purchase but take your time researching different styles and types of opals, and make sure you understand the unique characteristics of each so you can make the most informed decision for your needs. There are different colours, patterns, sizes and cuts, so be sure to take all these factors into consideration as well.

2. Be Specific About the Type of Opal You Want

One of the most important things to consider when shopping for an opal ring is which type of opal you prefer. Opals are categorised as solid stones, doublets or triplets. For solid opals, there are four main types available: black, crystal, white/milky and boulder. Each type has unique characteristics and qualities, such as body tones, patterns or colour variations, so be sure to look into each type and select one that best suits your needs and style preferences. Additionally, you should also be aware that certain types of opals are more valueable than others, so make sure you're fully informed before making a purchase.

Gem quality black opals from Lightning Ridge feature an array of deep, vibrant hues as well as flashes of accent colours, while crystal opals appear more transparent with bright colourful iridescence that twinkles in the presence of light. White or milky opals from South Australia typically have a pastel toned play-of-colour effect and are very affordable compared to black opals. Whereas, boulder opal from Queensland is highly sought after for its earthy ironstone matrix, unique textures and distinctive multi-coloured patterns that make each stone unique.

3. Choose the Best Quality and Cut

The quality and cut of an opal plays a huge role in determining how eye-catching, and valuable, it will be. Be sure to inspect the gemstone's clarity and colour carefully before making a purchase - cracks, inclusions and dull spots are a no-no - as each opal is unique and some may show more vivid colour and patterns than others. Likewise, there are several different cuts available - such as traditional cabochon cut rounds and ovals or even flowing freeform carved stones - so take the time to compare options and pick the one that will best showcase the opal’s beauty and your personal style.

Opals feature captivating patterns in rainbows of bright and beautiful colour, so it’s important to select one that has the tones, patterns and play-of-colour you like best. Some of the most sought-after opals have rich blue and green hues, while others stun with vivid pinks and reds. The play-of-colour is often brightest in cabochon cut opals, as the patterns rolls and shimmers across the face of the stone as it's moved around. The type of setting is also important – bezel settings tend to emphasise the depth of colour in the stone and can be a more protective setting for opal rings, while open four claw settings allow more of the stone's body to show.

4. Understand Specific Opal Characteristics

There are several important characteristics to consider when purchasing an opal ring. One of the most important is its colour as, generally speaking, stones with more vibrant colours are more valuable. Some opals can display a broad spectrum of hues and tones that change in brightness and saturation depending on the light source and its play-of-colour. A beautiful play-of-colour is one of the most desirable qualities in an opal—so be sure to inspect it carefully that colour is evenly spread around the stone and its not a directional, or one dimensional, colour before deciding on a piece!

Another important factor to consider when shopping for an opal is its body tone. This refers to the lightness or darkness of the body of the stone, and it ranges from a very dark black to milky white and transparent. For black opals you want the body tone to be as dark as possible, although any tone ranging from midnight black to a dark grey can be considered for this type of opal. For white opals the body tone should be a lovely milky white colour, and the internal colour bright with pastel pink, blue and green shades. For crystal opals, a translucent body you can see light through with shimmering fluorescent colours is optimal. 

5. Know Your Precious Metals

Once you’ve found the perfect opal, it’s important to determine the best metal for your opal ring setting. The most popular precious metals are gold and silver. Yellow and white gold are the most traditional and commonly used metals for solid opal rings - available from 9 carat to 18 carat at Black Star Opal - with more valuable opals always set in this metal. Silver is also a popular choice, however is typically used for setting opals that are more affordable. Silver settings may be rhodium plated to ensure they shine and look their best always. 

Whichever precious metal you decide on, one of the best features about opal is it suits both silver and gold coloured settings. Soft pastel tones in a milky white opal look beautiful when complemented by yellow or white gold, as do the bright and vivid colours of a black opal. It’s also important to consider personal preference, as some of you might have skin tones that look better with white gold or silver settings as opposed to yellow gold or gold plated silver. 


Black Star Opal is a specialty online jewellery and gemstone boutique that offers some of the finest white 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 white gold opal rings 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.


Black Star Opal offers a convenient worldwide delivery service to wherever you need to send white gold opal rings. 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 white gold opal rings 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.


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