Opal Herkimer Ring
Opal herkimer ring is stunning. Brilliant shades of greens and blues and hits of orange dance through this gemstone. Australian Opal weighs 1.08 carats and is all natural. Opal is not backed or heated to enhance color. Herkimer Diamond accents grace the center opal with fire and sparkle. Herkimers are mined by us in New York and are ethically sourced and conflict free! Set a simple sterling silver design. Coated in heavy precious rhodium to help prevent tarnish. To see a video of this ring in natural light please visit https://www.instagram.com/p/B0cL3G5Hzhp/
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Named the “Wala Ring” after a sun goddess in Australian Aboriginal Mythology. According to mythology every day Wala would venture to the southern mountains bringing back the sun and store it in a bag, keeping it there until the moon disappeared.
The opal is a gemstone of magic and mystery. It is a unique gemstone as a result of it’s characteristic appearance and vibrant colors which change and flash as you turn the gem in your hand. No two opals are alike. The word ‘opal’ comes from the Greek word opallos, meaning “to see changes of color” as well as the Sanskrit word for precious stone, upala.
Opal is classified as a precious gemstone. It is a formation of non-crystalline silica gel. Millions of years ago, this silica gel seeped into crevices and cracks of the earth’s sedimentary strata. Through eons of time and through nature’s heating and molding processes the gel hardens and therefore as a result today we find the brilliant opal.
Metaphysical Qualities of Opal
According to an old Australian Aboriginal legend, the Creator came down from the heavens on a rainbow to deliver a message of peace for all mankind and as a result the stones near his foot came alive with sparkle.
Early races credit Opals with magical qualities that clarify and amplify feelings, emotions and desires which as a results opens up limitless possibilities. The Romans had been wearing opals for centuries and considered them a symbol of hope and purity. . The ancients believed opals instilled the gift of prophecies, warned of poison, brought good fortune, and protected against disease. Early Greeks believed they embodied the powers of foresight and prophecy.