Dendritic Opal Ring - Made to Order

$33.00 USD

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This listing is for a dainty Dendritic Opal ring, crafted by hand especially for you. To order, simply select your ring size and preferred setting (either a straight or star bezel wrapping around the stone) from the drop-down menus. I will then intuitively choose a piece of natural Dendritic Opal just for you, using the specifications from your order to create your very own custom ring. Like all my work, each piece is individually made, using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, ethically sourced gemstones and environmentally friendly methods.

♥ Handcrafted:
⦁ Made to Order by hand in Melbourne, Australia.
⦁ Crafted entirely from scratch, without machinery or ring moulds.
⦁ Created using traditional metalsmithing techniques (hammers, fire, anvil etc).

♥ Ring Features:
⦁ High-grade natural Dendritic Opal from Western Australia, approximately 5mm in size.
⦁ 16-gauge (1.4mm) sterling silver ring band.
⦁ Thick 925 sterling silver backing.
⦁ Your choice of either a straight or star bezel (see photo example) around the stone, made from 999 fine silver.
⦁ Polished to a high shine.
⦁ Silver is nickel free.

♥ Uniqueness:
⦁ All silver used has been recycled.
⦁ Each stone is handpicked and ethically sourced.
⦁ Stones are intuitively chosen for every order.
⦁ No chemicals are used in the creating process.
⦁ Each ring is created with respect and love for the Earth.

♥ Things to keep in mind:
⦁ Please allow between 3-5 business days for creation, as each ring is Made to Order.
⦁ The completed ring in the photo is a guide as to how each piece will look. As every gemstone is natural and each ring is handcrafted, your finished ring will be unique.
⦁ A photo has been included in the listing to showcase the colour and pattern variations that can occur in natural Dendritic Opal. Feel free to refer to that if you'd like an idea of what your stone might look like.
⦁ If you'd like to see an example of the rings I make to order each day, you can tune into my Instagram stories at www.Instagram.com/GemAndTonik. There I share videos of every piece I create before I ship it out to its forever home. :)

💎 DENDRITIC OPAL LORE:
Dendritic Opal (also commonly known as Merlinite) is a beautiful black and white ornamental gemstone containing areas of opaque white Opal, translucent grey, to colourless chalcedony, and picturesque black to brown dendritic inclusions of manganese oxides. The way these minerals crystallise can create fine fern-like branches, much like the structure of frost and snowflakes.
First discovered in the 19th century in Australia, Dendritic Opal is now found in various locations throughout the world, though Australian Dendritic Opal is still considered to be some of the best and most beautiful.
Dendritic Opal is considered to be a stone of duality; of black and white and of light and dark. It can attract powerful magic and greatly increase luck to its wearer. It is also thought to increase the connection to other worlds, to strengthen psychic abilities and aid in making contact with spiritual energies. It can also boost creativity and is believed to be a wonderful stone for all types of healing: physical, emotion and spiritual. It is also considered to be a perfect stone for change and new beginnings and can help create balance and harmony in the body and mind.

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