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Australian Opal Ring in Gold | Build Your Own

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    She’s like quicksand, baby. Earthy and gritty, and twisting with an unpredictable mood. If you gaze closely, you’ll see it – the eye of her storm, swirling with wildness but laced with brittle splinters.

    Opal glow. Diamond sparkle. They're the perfect co-stars in this headliner of a ring. 

    All our freeform opals are solid and precious opals from Australia.

    AO1 to AO22 come from Lightning Ridge and Cooper Pedy in Australia. The miners follow strict Australian environmental regulations when it comes to mining. They were then polished in New York by an American geology student. 

    Pick your opal and the position of the diamond (horizontally / east-west like in the original ring, or vertically / north-south instead), design of the ring (plain, satellite or side stone), metal and what size you'd need.

    You can choose to add one small diamond or ruby to sit on top of the opal (satellite), or to add one as a side stone.

    We'll make your ring to order for you in around 6 weeks time. You'll receive a photo before we ship it out.   

    The curved nesting band from the photos is not included.

      Our Australian solid opals:

      • AO1 - 2.11 ct, this one could just be a funny little clear stone with some blueish black smoke. But then it catches the light at a different angle and suddenly the stone is full of electric blue and purple lightning. Measures 12 x 9.1 x 3.2 mm
      • AO2 - 2.60 ct, a fat pear shaped opal with a black center, some rough on the side. Measures 10.5 x 8.7 x 4.4 mm
      • AO3 - 1.79 ct, opaque white opal with red, green, blue and yellow. Measures 10.5 x 8.6 x 3.6 mm
      • AO4 - 1.36 ct, a nice mixture of rough stone and rainbow madness. Measures 11 x 7.6 x 2.5 mm
      • AO5 - 1.60 ct, rectangular shaped crystal opal with visible sand and sandstone back (but still solid opal). Nice play of color with mostly green, some purple, but also yellow and even some orange on the side. Measures 9.5 x 7.0 x 3.6 mm
      • AO6 - 1.05 ct oval black opal, with a dull black patch, an eye and the most intense blue, green and purple colors. Measures 10.5 x 7.0 x 2.4 mm
      • AO7 - 0.99 ct oval black opal, with a dull grey center with a black eye, dark blue and lively greens. Visible pit on top and also some pitting at the back, which will be covered in a bezel setting. Measures 10.5 x 7.0 x 2.2 mm
      • AO8 - 1.00 ct oval blue opal with some dull grayish blue at one end, lively greens in the center and a bit of sand on the other end, measures 10.6 x 6.2 x 2.5 mm
      • AO9 - 0.80 ct mostly blue and green crystal opal with some sandstone (potch) at the back that's visible because of the translucency of the stone. Measures 11 x 6.2 x 2.0 mm
      • AO10 - 1.20 ct grey crystal opal with fun color play, some sandstone potch at the back, measures11 x 7.5 x 2.3 mm
      • AO11 - 0.91 ct round pinpoint opal with so much color, there's an entire confetti party inside, measures 8.3 x 8.3 x 2.5 mm
      • AO12 - 0.79 ct freeform pinfire opal with some visible sand, measures 8.0 x 7.6 x 2.5 mm
      • AO14 - 0.58 ct round crystal opal, almost like yin yang with a colorful translucent side and one with sandstone at the back, measures 6.6 x 6.6 x 2.4 mm
      • AO15 - 0.43 ct small oval opal with a play of color that makes my heart beat faster, measures 7.1 x 6 x 2.0 mm
      • AO16 - 0.46 ct this little triangle is a special one! A grey opal with lots of color, mostly orange and red, but also yellow, green, violet and blue. I can see a heart bursting with color. Some sandstone, measures 6.0 x 6.0 x 2.3 mm
      • AO17 - 0.70 ct oval crystal opal with fun patchwork pattern. Thin stone which means you get nice finger coverage for the weight. Measures 10.2 x 7.2 x 1.7 mm
      • AO18 - 0.68 ct oval opal with inclusion and sandstone, and large patches of color, measures 9.3 x 7.1 x 1.8 mm
      • AO19 - 0.72 ct oval crystal opal with large blocks of color. Obvious pitting and sandstone at the back, measures 9.6 x 6 x 2.1 mm
      • AO20 - 0.84 ct magical oval opal, grey with purple and green flashes of color, measures 9.0 x 6.0 x 2.6 mm
      • AO21 - 0.64 ct colorful oval opal with all colors present and some sandstone, measures 8.5 x 6.0 x 2.3 mm
      • AO22 - 0.64 ct freeform grey opal with nice color play, measures 8.5 x 6.0 x 2.3 mm
      • AO23 - 0.61 ct colorful and milky pinpoint opal, measures 10 x 4.9 x 2.2 mm
      • AO24 - 0.65 ct elongated opal, colorful and milky, measures 9.5 x 4.6 x 2.4 mm
      • AO25 - 0.61 ct precious opal, opaque with mostly green and red, some bits of yellow, measures 9.3 x 5.0 x 2.1 mm
      • AO26 - 1.13 ct crystal opal with funky shape. A blueish opalescent glow and playful greens. Measures 10.5 x 4.9 x 3.2 mm
      • AO27 - 1.09 ct crystal opal with blue glow and nice colors, I can see an internal line but not sure what causes it. Measures 9.8 x 5.5 x 3.3 mm
      • AO28 - 0.78 ct colorful crystal opal, measures 9.7 x 6 x 2.3 mm
      • AO29 - 0.45 ct translucent little rainbow opal, measures 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.7 mm

    • Details
      • 18 karat yellow, rose or white gold
      • Freeform Australian opal - October birthstone
      • Reclaimed diamond (April birthstone) OR pink ruby (July birthstone)
      • US size 4.5 is ready stock in 18 karat yellow gold
      • Other rings are made to order in around 6 weeks

      The diamond used in this ring has been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. These diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds. My supplier guarantees that they are conflict free and mined in accordance with the Kimberley Process.

    • Style tips

      I love how this ring illuminates in movement.


    • Reviews

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 32 reviews
      A most special ring

      I can’t say enough wonderful things about Meri & her team. I bought this beautiful quartz & green saphire ring to honor my sweet boxer Murphy who recently passed away. I thought the stones looked like a paw print. The note I received with my gorgeous ring brought tears to my eyes. I love my ring & love Gardens of the Sun for their kindness.

      Beautiful aquamarine and blue sapphire ring

      I received the package within days. So excited to have it at last as i give myself a birthday present, a gem of my birth stone of March. I think i should have 5.25 size. I took 5.5 since by the size guide, my measurements fell between 5 and 5.5 then i choose 5.5. But i stll can wear it on my index finger. Thank you!

      beautiful garnet and blue sapphire ring

      I love the design of this ring having the cushion cut garnet offset by the smaller baguette cut sapphire, and I am always partial to the rectangular shaped gemstones and red-blue color combinations. The wine color of the garnet looks so rich next to the bright blue sapphire. The sterling silver metalwork is impeccable with comfortable half-round band, and even bezels, uniform open rectangles in back of the gemstones to allow light through and accentuate the luminosity of the garnet and sapphire. Meri and every single member of the Gardens of the Sun team always perform with excellence in every step of the artistic process in skillfully creating a very special and electrifying experience and producing the highest quality jewelry.

      little gumdrops from heaven <3

      This is the second pair I've owned and I absolutely love them! The first pair were a gift bc she knows I'm obsessed with all things green ESPECIALLY Chrysoprase. I wore them all the time!!! Sadly, I misplaced them but decided I couldn't live without them so I ordered my second pair. I ordered them and received them within a week and they were just as beautiful as I remembered. The green glows so beautifully I can't get enough. I highly recommend them!

    • Shipping

      Unless your jewelry is made to order, we'll ship within 3 business days.

      We offer economy shipping (no tracking) anywhere in the world for a $7.50 flat rate for orders up to $200. There's no tracking on this option, and you'll be asked to sign upon receipt.

      If you need your order by a certain date, we suggest to upgrade to DHL or FedEx, which comes with tracking. This shipping options takes up to 4 business days worldwide. You might even get it free if your order exceeds a certain value.

      All jewelry comes with complimentary gift wrapping.

    • Tree Planting

      With this purchase you're helping to plant a tree. We plant a tree for every piece of jewelry you buy. Your purchase supports the planting of a tree in a women's tree nursery initiative in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. I am, after all, an environmentalist who just happens to love designing jewelry. Let's make a forest!


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