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There are several varieties of this awe-inspiring gem. Fire opals, or Mexican fire opals, radiate bright hues of yellow, orange and red. Crystal opals present an otherworldly, mystical appearance, displaying a pastel rainbow of colors dancing against a glistening, transparent backdrop. White opals are also highly popular with dreamy, milky white and colorful translucent hues. For the earthy bride, boulder opals are impressive chestnut gems marked by vividly colored accents and contain a piece of its ironstone host rock. Black opals are highly prized and the most expensive, evoking a mysterious appearance with vivid blue, green and sometimes golden hues juxtaposing a dark background.
As opals are softer gemstones, it’s important to choose a setting that will protect it from wear and tear. For this reason, we recommend protective settings, such as the bezel, which surrounds the stone in support to help ensure it stays securely in place.
Accent Diamonds or Gemstones
You can elevate the beauty of your opal engagement ring with various accent designs. A diamond halo will dazzle an opal gleaming at the center, while a pavé band with shimmering diamonds is another elegant option.
You may also choose to complement your opal center stone with gemstones besides diamonds. Iridescent gemstones, such as topaz and moonstone, play gorgeously against a glinting crystal or white opal. A more vibrantly hued opal, like boulder, fire or black, will be exquisite with more intensely colored gemstones, like amethyst or sapphire.
Opal engagement rings are ideal for brides who dare to be different with unconventional tastes and bohemian style. From classic and vintage, to romantic and statement-making, a wide range of styles will beautifully enhance your opal centerpiece.
What style sets your heart ablaze? Maybe you’re an artistic bride with simple taste who would love an opal gemstone set on a delicate band, with a minimalistic halo design around the center stone.
Brides who love vintage jewelry will fall in love with the way yellow gold sparkles against a glimmering opal stone.
Rose gold creates a romantic, and dreamy look with soft pink hues gleaming against a crystal or white opal.
Brides with an adventurous style will enjoy the fiery tones of black, fire and boulder opal in eye-catching shapes set off by other vibrantly colored gemstones for a statement-making look.
Opal Engagement Ring Buying Tips
An engagement ring is an emotional investment
as much as a monetary one, and it’s one of the biggest and most meaningful choices you’ll make in your life. Symbolizing the special bond of love you and your partner share, an engagement ring is something that you’ll both treasure forever. With that in mind, there are some things to keep in mind when purchasing an opal engagement ring.
Know Your Budget - Certain types of opal such as black opal and fire opal are rarer and pricier, while white and crystal opal are just as beautiful but more affordable.
Know Your Ring Size
- It is crucial that your engagement ring, which you will want to wear forever, fits you comfortably. Especially with a softer stone like opal, you’ll want to determine your ring size
accurately so it won’t snag or slip, exposing the stone to potential damage.
Understand the Care Your Opal Needs
- "As a softer gemstone, you must treat it delicately with love and care to protect it from wear and tear. The right gemstone care and cleaning
will keep it looking pristine for decades
Consider Personalizing Your Ring
- Make your opal engagement ring exactly what you dreamed it would be with personalizations
like an engraving, gemstone accents, or a unique, mixed-metal band that expresses your personal style.
Choose a Reputable Retailer - It’s imperative that you choose a trustworthy retailer like us for your opal engagement ring so you can ensure your ring is of the highest quality and your valuable purchase will last forever.