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previous story7 Most Pinned Brilliant Earth Rings next storyArt Deco Rings Like Cara Delevingne’s (Rumored) Engagement Ring October 8, 20168 Stunning Vintage Opal Rings Celeste Perron facebook tumblr gplus email Opals make a less expected focal point for an engagement ring, but we’ve seen a steady rise in couples seeking vintage opal rings. We suspect these couples love that opal rings are a distinctive choice, while still possessing a timeless beauty.Because of the unique way they feature multiple colors within a single gemstone, opals are mesmerizing to behold. The word opal was likely derived from the Greek word “opallios,” which means “to be a change” and could refer to the way opals appear different from different angles.Opals have been prized since ancient times, when Greeks believed they gave their owners powers of prophecy and protection from illness. Ancient Romans considered opal to be the most precious gem, and Bedouins believed that opals contained lightning that fell to earth.Opals became especially fashionable in Victorian England in the 1870s, after many were discovered in Australia. Jewelry lover Queen Victoria developed a passion for opals and gave them to her friends’ daughters as gifts. For that reason you’ll often see opals in vintage Victorian rings. Opals were also popular during the Art Nouveau era, when artistic jewelry designers were drawn to these gems’ mysterious and romantic beauty.If you love opals, check out these stunning vintage opal engagement rings from a range of vintage design eras:The Deon RingThis marvelous Art-Deco reproduction features a distinctive marquise shaped opal. A storm of blues and greens plays in the opal cabochon, which is encircled by scintillating round brilliant diamond accents and a baguette cut diamond on each shoulder, making this ring even more captivating.The Glasgow RingRetro luxury and Edwardian romance mingle in the Glasgow Ring. Five oval shaped cabochon opals are set delicately in yellow gold with eight rose cut diamond accents. The Mindi RingDesigned during the glamorous Retro era, the Mindi Ring showcases opal cabochon lofted above a halo of glittering single cut diamond accents.The Marsielle RingThis breathtaking ring from the 1950’s features an oval-shaped opal cabochon as its centerpiece. Egyptian motifs adorn the shoulders in meticulously crafted metal detailing for a one-of-a-kind look.The Lorretta RingA Victorian-era treasure, this ring features a mesmerizing opal cabochon accented by cushion shaped natural purple sapphires and four rose cut diamondsThe Artie RingThe delicate flower pattern created by 9 colorful opals makes this Retro-era ring a perfect vintage find.The Ariya Ring Three iridescent milky opals captivate in their yellow gold setting. Clusters of round accent diamonds on each shoulder add sparkle and brilliance to this Retro-era ring.The Bobbie RingThis unique and beautiful ring features a round brilliant diamond surrounded by a spectacular halo of enchanting oval-shaped opal cabochonsFinal ThoughtsDo you love opals? Which of these opal engagement rings is your favorite? Let us on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments section!
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Opals make a less expected focal point for an engagement ring, but we’ve seen a steady rise in couples seeking vintage opal rings. We suspect these couples love that opal rings are a distinctive choice, while still possessing a timeless beauty.Because of the unique way they feature multiple colors within a single gemstone, opals are mesmerizing to behold. The word opal was likely derived from the Greek word “opallios,” which means “to be a change” and could refer to the way opals appear different from different angles.Opals have been prized since ancient times, when Greeks believed they gave their owners powers of prophecy and protection from illness. Ancient Romans considered opal to be the most precious gem, and Bedouins believed that opals contained lightning that fell to earth.Opals became especially fashionable in Victorian England in the 1870s, after many were discovered in Australia. Jewelry lover Queen Victoria developed a passion for opals and gave them to her friends’ daughters as gifts. For that reason you’ll often see opals in vintage Victorian rings. Opals were also popular during the Art Nouveau era, when artistic jewelry designers were drawn to these gems’ mysterious and romantic beauty.If you love opals, check out these stunning vintage opal engagement rings from a range of vintage design eras:The Deon RingThis marvelous Art-Deco reproduction features a distinctive marquise shaped opal. A storm of blues and greens plays in the opal cabochon, which is encircled by scintillating round brilliant diamond accents and a baguette cut diamond on each shoulder, making this ring even more captivating.The Glasgow RingRetro luxury and Edwardian romance mingle in the Glasgow Ring. Five oval shaped cabochon opals are set delicately in yellow gold with eight rose cut diamond accents. The Mindi RingDesigned during the glamorous Retro era, the Mindi Ring showcases opal cabochon lofted above a halo of glittering single cut diamond accents.The Marsielle RingThis breathtaking ring from the 1950’s features an oval-shaped opal cabochon as its centerpiece. Egyptian motifs adorn the shoulders in meticulously crafted metal detailing for a one-of-a-kind look.The Lorretta RingA Victorian-era treasure, this ring features a mesmerizing opal cabochon accented by cushion shaped natural purple sapphires and four rose cut diamondsThe Artie RingThe delicate flower pattern created by 9 colorful opals makes this Retro-era ring a perfect vintage find.The Ariya Ring Three iridescent milky opals captivate in their yellow gold setting. Clusters of round accent diamonds on each shoulder add sparkle and brilliance to this Retro-era ring.The Bobbie RingThis unique and beautiful ring features a round brilliant diamond surrounded by a spectacular halo of enchanting oval-shaped opal cabochonsFinal ThoughtsDo you love opals? Which of these opal engagement rings is your favorite? Let us on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments section!
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Diamonds only really became the must have engagement ring gemstone in the early to mid 20th century after an advertising campaign by De Beers. Before that, color gemstones were much more common to use for opal engagement rings. In ancient times, opals were believed to be hugely lucky gemstones as it was believed they possessed the powers of all the gemstones of the colours in the opal. However, in the 1800’s a character from a Walter Scott wore an enchanted opal stone and when it touched water, the character turned to ash. Pretty soon after that, opals lost their popularity for being an engagement or wedding ring and gained the diamond wedding ring more popularity. Nowadays, finding the perfect vintage opal engagement ring has become a real obsession for many to-become-brides. We gathered a beautiful selection of modern and antique opal rings for your inspiration below.
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Natural and Lab-Created OpalOpal is a captivating gemstone that is known for it's radiant displays of color that change right before your eyes. At Kay, our selection of enchanting natural and lab-created opal jewelry makes the perfect gift for any occasion, but an opal necklace or opal ring would be an especially meaningful birthstone gift for an October birthday. Find natural and lab-created opals set in sterling silver, and white, yellow, and rose gold. One thing is for sure – no other gemstone is quite like opal.
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An opal engagement ring is the sixth-most popular gemstone after diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald and tanzanite. While black opal is the largest-selling variety, boulder opal has a specific attraction to sellers, buyers and collectors of these precious opal stones.
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The price of opal is determined by its uniqueness of color and form. The range of prices is wide and is based on the piece, not the carat size. Opal does lend itself perfectly for making one-of-a-kind artistic pieces of jewelry being assured only you have the perfect opal promise ring, engagement- or wedding ring.
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Opal engagement rings are perfect for women. Women want a ring that is going to be seen from far away, but they also want a ring that is light weight and gorgeous. Bigger is better is not always the case and simple and classy might not always be appreciated, so you need something in between that is beautiful, light and won’t exceed your budget. An opal engagement ring might just be the engagement ring you are looking for for the women you want to spend the rest of your life with.
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Opal is the national gemstone of Australia, which accounts for 95-97% of the world’s supply of opal. Boulder opal forms when high rainfall dissolves silica that seeps into cracks and crevices in ironstone. As the water evaporates, the silica hardens into unique formations of tiny spheres of the same shape and size.
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Opals make a less expected focal point for an engagement ring, but we’ve seen a steady rise in couples seeking vintage opal rings. We suspect these couples love that opal rings are a distinctive choice, while still possessing a timeless beauty.
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This marvelous Art-Deco reproduction features a distinctive marquise shaped opal. A storm of blues and greens plays in the opal cabochon, which is encircled by scintillating round brilliant diamond accents and a baguette cut diamond on each shoulder, making this ring even more captivating.

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