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#JOTW Birthday Present Finished! - Black Opal

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by Punks-Tricks, Aug 31, 2019.

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  1. Punks-Tricks
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    by Punks-Tricks » Aug 31, 2019
    So back in March I was presented with a lovely 2.14ct black opal that my husband had purchased. Total surprise when I opened on my birthday, he then gave me a budget to get it set in to a ring. I'm in the UK and we don't have as many choices to get custom and a few people I'd spoken to didn't want to set stones they hadn't supplied or opals. Anyway I found a jeweller and we set off on the road. I spent many hours thinking about what I wanted and googling images of black opal rings. In summary I wanted a modern style that would protect the stone, didn't want it to look like an engagement ring, wanted it to be eye-catching but not too blingy. My love of opals stems from my obsession with the Aurora Borealis and the night sky. So here is the finished ring, I am delighted and totally in love. I have a tiny secret emerald on the inside of the ring in memory of my Mum, emerald was her birthstone.

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  2. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Aug 31, 2019
    I love this. I absolutely love it. Beautifully, exquisitely made. Just a gorgeous piece of jewelery.

    Wear in happiness and good health!
     
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    by lovedogs » Aug 31, 2019
    It's great! Delicate and soft but still modern and unique. Congrats!
     
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  4. marymm
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    by marymm » Aug 31, 2019
    Love your ring! Beautiful stone, beautiful setting, beautiful story, beautiful sentiment - enjoy your special ring!
     
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  5. Rubybrick
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    by Rubybrick » Aug 31, 2019
    Awesome ring. It looks like a planet with orbit. Definitely cosmic and aurora like. Enjoy.
     
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    by canuk-gal » Aug 31, 2019
    HI:

    Well done!

    cheers--Sharon
     
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  7. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Aug 31, 2019
    It’s beautiful. I’d love to see the actual aurora someday. Bucket list item for sure.
     
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    by Punks-Tricks » Aug 31, 2019
    Thank you very much for your kind comments, I was worried about posting in case people thought it was bland and boring. Usually I have don't care attitude but this has so much sentiment attached to it. I was so happy when I picked it up, I thought I was going to cry!
     
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    by Punks-Tricks » Aug 31, 2019
    I really hope one day you get to tick it off your list. It is totally amazing and I realise how lucky I am to live just a four hour plane ride away from Tromso (the best place to see it -in my opinion)
     
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    by arkieb1 » Aug 31, 2019
    Being an Aussie I'm a bit biased, I hope we see more black opals on here, congrats yours is beautiful!!!
     
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    by strawrose » Aug 31, 2019
    It’s not bland at all! What a lovely gift. :kiss2:
     
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    by PreRaphaelite » Aug 31, 2019
    It is truly beautiful! Congratulations!
     
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    by ZestfullyBling » Aug 31, 2019
    It's a beautiful piece:love:!! Congrats and enjoy!!
     
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    by Alex T » Sep 1, 2019
    On the contrary! It is absolutely captivating & SO unusual! I too am a sucker for the Aurora Borealis (UK here too) & I had never put the 2 together before, but wow! Yes, I can totally see why you love black opals!
     
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    by tyty333 » Sep 1, 2019
    What a beautiful opal! I love the circle within the oval design. Unique and interesting! Enjoy your new ring!!!
     
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  16. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Sep 1, 2019
    Lovely black opal!
     
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    by elizat » Sep 1, 2019
    Lovely result- it turned out great!
     
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    by prs » Sep 1, 2019
    Putting diamonds on just one side of the oval was a master stroke! Do you prefer to wear the ring with the diamonds pointing inwards as in the photos?

    If it's not too personal; may we see how you placed the secret emerald that honors your Mum?
     
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    by Hounddog » Sep 1, 2019
    Its a beautiful ring, I like Black Opals and lively blue-green Boulder Opals too.
    Enjoy it, it’s lovely and the sentiment with it makes it even more special.
    Great design.
     
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    by Punks-Tricks » Sep 1, 2019
    Thank you! I try to get to Norway at least once a year to chase the Aurora.
     
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    by Punks-Tricks » Sep 1, 2019
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    Thank you, the diamonds on one side was to stop it looking too much like a halo and was to represent stars in the sky. In my excitement I put the ring on with the diamonds at the bottom but on reflection I think I’ll wear it the other way. Not personal at all and thanks for asking. The emerald was placed where it is in case I need to resize the band, it won’t affect the emerald.
     
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    by GliderPoss » Sep 1, 2019
    What a lovely ring, the opal is stunning and the "night sky" touch is perfect! :love:
     
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    by Queenie60 » Sep 2, 2019
    Your ring is beautiful. Love your opal and choice of setting. Enjoy it in good health and congratulations.
     
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    by HNGN » Sep 2, 2019
    I know is a little late but just wanna say Happy Birthday to you!! Very nice husband of you!!
    Love the setting, is simple but not so simple.... Just pure brilliant! Love it!
    It looks great on your hand and I love the tiny Emerald surprise inside... So sweet to have memory of your mum together with this lovely ring. ;)2
     
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Sep 2, 2019
    your ring is fabulous
    well done husband on the stone
    and i adore your setting:appl:
    i love love love that secrete emerald for your mum
     
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    by missy » Sep 2, 2019
    Happy birthday! Love this setting and secret emerald. Such a beautiful ring.:love:
     
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    by sarahb » Sep 2, 2019
    That setting is perfect for your gorgeous opal, congratulations, love your choices!:love:
     
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    by yssie » Sep 2, 2019
    The other half and I went to Yellowknife earlier this year to see the Aurora. The first night we were out... it was -20degrees and my two layers of socks plus thermal pads really weren't up to the task of standing on ice for hours - and what I remember most vividly is watching those green northern lights dance across the sky. It was an absolutely magical experience.

    I love your new ring and I hope you always remember - or dream of - the Aurora when you look at it :kiss2:
     
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    by OdetteOdile » Sep 2, 2019
    It’s gorgeous!! I am an opal lover too.:) I love that this ring is so completely unique! Well done!
     
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    by Punks-Tricks » Sep 3, 2019
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    I’m glad you got to experience it despite the cold. It’s a totally magical experience, agreed. Yikes -20 you have to be dedicated. Thank you for you kind comments. A warm night last December -8 Finland
     
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