“There are worlds in an opal.” – Terri Guillemets
Anyone who has seen a shimmering, iridescent opal knows how mesmerizing the stone’s cosmic colors are. Ethereal and unexpected, opal engagement rings have recently become a go-to for bohemian-leaning brides looking for a dreamy alternative to diamonds. As autumn creeps into the air and we inch closer to Halloween, we at Abby Sparks Jewelry would like to celebrate October’s bewitching birthstone, the opal, and everything that makes it a magical choice for an engagement ring.
(The Jessyka black opal engagement ring has an otherworldly glow).
Types of Opals
(The Gabbi white opal engagement ring mixes retro with contemporary).
Opal Engagement Ring Meaning
(The Amanda opal engagement ring is unique and unconventional).
Opal Engagement Ring Durability
(Thh Gabbi white opal engagement ring).
As far as gemstones go, opals are softer than most with a rating of 5.5 to 6.0 on the Mohs hardness scale. Like all engagement rings, opal rings are not suitable for 24/7 wear (see 3 unexpected times when you shouldn’t wear your engagement ring) but because of the opal’s softness, extra care needs to be taken when wearing and caring for the ring. If your heart’s set on an opal, you have to be real with yourself about if you’re careful with your jewelry. Trust us, breaking your engagement ring is no fun, but if you work with a skilled jewelry designer like Abby Sparks Jewelry, we can make sure that you start off with a high quality stone and set it in an engagement ring design that will help protect the opal from everyday mishaps and accidents.
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