Ethiopian opal shines in a vintage style gold fill and silver setting. Mixed metal is a recurring theme in my designs along with gold filled stacking rings as an optional add-on. The opal ring is on a square flourish-patterned band with a 14/20k gold fill setting. Stacking rings are in a hammered 14/20k gold fill.
ABOUT GOLD FILL — Gold filled means it is an actual layer of gold that is pressure bonded to another metal, usually brass. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors.
✻ Sterling silver patterned wire
✻ 14/20K gold fill bezel
✻ 5mm Ethiopian Welo opal
✻ Or 5mm natural Ethiopian black opal
✻ 14 gauge square gold filled 14/20 wire (sold with set)
✻ Width of band – 4mm (7.5mm with the with stacking set)
✻ Width of gold stacking rings – 1.6mm
ABOUT THE COLOR OF OPALS — Ethiopian opals are off-white to golden toned with flashes of reds, greens, and/or blue. Black opals are not black at all. They are predominantly dark red or green with flashes of lighter tones of these two colors.