1.70 ct tw Ethiopian Opal & Black Spinel Sterling Ring
Love this ring
I orderd this ring because I love opal's and this is so much pretty than on TV. TV does not do this ring justice. It has a very large opal in the center of it. Yes I would recommend this to anybody that love jewerly like I do. I also purchase the 16.50 black spinel bracelet to go with this and they both are awsome. I got a size 5 in this and it just fix me.
Even better in person.
I just received my ring in the mail yesterday and I couldn't be happier! This ring is such a unique piece. It's feminine and bold. The contrast between the black spinel and opal is absolutely beautiful! To top it off this ring is very comfortable to wear. I am extremely happy with this purchase. If you like unique pieces of jewelry this ring is a must have your collection.
Even though this ring had many positive reviews, there were some negative reviews about the lack of color in the opal, so I was prepared to send it back. How delighted I was to see the beautiful rainbow of colors and the wonderful contrast with the sparkly black spinel border! I couldn't ask for more - a bold presence in a ring that is smaller than I would buy normally. And, I have wanted an Ethiopian Opal ring for a long time - I am so pleased that I waited for this one!
Loved this ring! But cheaply made...
The moment I got this ring I was in love. It is so very beautiful and unique! I have never seen anything like it. HOWEVER it is cheaply made. The prongs catch all the time, and one repeatedly came loose to the point where the opal finally fell out because THE PRONG FELL OFF. Luckily I found it on the floor. I'm definitely returning, but wondering if I should just get a refund or order another.
Taking a chance
It really boils down to what kind of stone you get. The prongs I find do catch on fabric and I'm constantly pulling material out of them. I'm not in love with the fact there's a gap between the opal stone and spinel circle. But really, it's all about the opal. And the only thing directing whether or not you love it is luck with which one you're sent. I keep flip flopping about sending mine back or keeping it. I can deal with the fabric catching. It's just that the opal is half the time pretty and colorful and half the time dull and drab like a dead fish eye. Very unappealing. I don't have much opal so I'm afraid to pay shipping twice and try another stone. Maybe sometimes they're supposed to look like creepy dead eyes. Maybe I'd just get the same effect no matter the opal or one that isn't pretty even half the time.
Meh. It's a risky purchase. I'm not entirely sure how I feel. I may send back. If it looked like a dazzling opal like I imagined it would in all kinds of lighting, there's no question I'd be thrilled to bits. I heard opals look best in dim lighting and those bright studio QVC lights don't do opals justice. Mine needs bright direct light to be pretty which also makes me think it may just be my particular opal. The dimmer the light, the more I want to avert my eyes from it. It mostly looks foggy and bland.
IT IS STUNNING I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE IT.
I think this ring is stunning. The opal is different but still beautiful and the black stones are amazing.
So much fire
I am an October baby and I could not pass this one up!
The fire on this Ethiopian opal is amazing. I keep staring at it! And the Black Spinel around it really sets it off.
Black Spinel Pretty, Opal Not Pretty
I am an October baby and I've been looking at this ring for a while. I finally ordered it and was disappointed. The black spinel is beautiful, but the opal is not pretty at all and did not look good with my other opals. I sent it back.
The Black Spinels Are Pretty But........
The opal has no fire. I love the style so I have gone on wait list for 3 more so hopefully one will be a keeper. This one goes back the end of January. :(
A beautiful ring and much sparkle. I receive several compliments each time I wear it.
The ring is BEAUTIFUL I love it. The opal is so full of vibrant colors and the black spinels glisten beautifully. I get compliments every time I wear it.
The only problem is, one of the prongs has a snag on it. If I didn't have to pay for shipping it back I would return it for a replacement. I will take it to a jewelers to see if they can buff it smooth. I love this ring. Looking to byt the matching earrings later.