Third Eye ring with inlaid porcelain combined with Opalite. 18K Gold Heavy-Plated Sterling Silver. Handmade in Brooklyn, NY.
About the stone:
Opal is hydrated silicon dioxide - submicroscopic silica spheres bonded together with water and additional silica.
Because of it's play of color, it was considered by all in the ancient world to be the most bewitching and mysterious of gems, worn for its virtues of soothing and strengthening the sight, healing diseases of the eyes, and capable of providing great luck, as it possessed all the virtues of the gemstones whose colors reside within it.
In Greek mythology, opals were considered the stone form of the tears that Zeus wept after the defeat of the titans, whereas Indian lore considered it part of the Goddess of Rainbows after she turned to stone to avoid the romantic advances of other gods.
The opal used in our 14K pieces is mined in Australia, the main producer of opal worldwide, however the opal used in our gold-plated pieces has been grown in a laboratory from a base of opaline silica, taking over a year to grow and "come into their colors." This slow growth results in a similar structure and material balance as natural precious opals, but with increased durability and structural stability.
How long your pieces last depends on how often you wear it, as well as the PH of your skin, exposure to chemicals, and frequent rubbing against other surfaces. Here are some ways to extend the life of your jewellery:
Wash your hands before putting on or taking off.
Put on jewellery after you’ve applied lotion, perfume or makeup.
Take off your rings or bracelets before chopping tomatoes or doing dishes.
Avoid rubbing bracelets and necklaces against each other. Try to prevent rings from banging into counter tops and rubbing against other metal parts (such as keys) buried in pockets and purses.
Don’t swim in your jewellery or wear it when you’ll be sweating profusely.
Clean your jewellery gently with a soft cloth and store it in a pouch separate from other jewellery so as to keep it free from oxidizing elements.
Small – UK SIZE H-K
Medium – UK SIZE L-N
Large – UK SIZE O-P
All rings come with a peach shaped gift box.