Reversible Ring, Gold and Sterling Rosarita-Opal/Blue Turquoise-Opal LargeLarge Reversible Ring in Sterling and 14k with Opal Inlay 3 piece Inlay
This beautifully crafted, rectangular, Sterling Silver Ring style has great presence! Making it doubly delightful are two different sides with 3 pieces of stone inlay set in gold. The center stone on each side is Opal. You choose the other stones. The Sterling Shanks of the ring pivot 180 degrees to reveal an entirely new look! Choose the color combination that speaks to your 2 sides. The surface areas of the stones are 16mm across x 12mm
Reversible Ring is available in many combinations and at different prices to meet your personal requirements. Please email us and we can discuss variations. We excel at Custom Orders. Since 1987.
Rosarita is a very rare material.
In the early 1940’s Gold Prices spiked. As a result of the new high prices some Prospectors revisited the old gold mine areas in places such as Colorado, California, Alaska, etc.
These crusty codgers would build brick kilns over open pits and super-heat that gold-bearing ore that still litters the sites. The return was small and the practice only lasted about 5 years. The gold would sink to the bottom and the beautiful red gold slag would run off down the mountains, and solidify into boulders of Brilliant Red and Orange, much like Obsidian is formed in a volcanic reaction.
It is very rare, but we are lucky enough to have a nice collection. The material is durable and readily polishes to a beautiful shine. So far we have found no other information on it. We feel very blessed to have such a lovely earth element to work with. Rosarita is the only material available in such a true red color. Some pieces have swirls of orange and these are even more rare.
Rosarita was named after a beach in Mexico because of the brilliant color.
The mine where a piece of Turquoise was found—not its color, nor its matrix, which refers to the veins and patterns of the stone—is the primary factor in determining its value. Historically speaking, the finest turquoise came from the mountains of Asia. In the 20th century, however, the copper-rich American Southwest supplanted them as the primary source of rare, and valuable, specimens, including collector favorites such as Bisbee, Lander Blue, and Number 8 (Black Web). Tibetan Turquoise is highly prized. Hubei also has some of the most beautiful natural Turquoise.
Cultured Opals are a lab created stone. It was a project started some 20 years ago by a turquoise fanatic and chemist. Lab created opal is pretty but gets dull, and it just doesn’t really capture the light dispersement that real opals do. This was because no one was really getting those silica dioxide particulars small enough to mimic Mother Nature. The nano particles of silica dioxide are just the same as natural opal. They are almost as small as an atom. The matrix is a nod to turquoise and the two together are magic.
It takes about a year to grow. It is more durable than natural opal and this makes this material ideal for rings and bracelets as detergents won’t hurt it. It has a hardness of 5.5 on the Mohs scale.
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