Opal Promise Ring
Opal promise ring is stunning. A natural herkimer diamond graces the center weighing .60 carats with perfect clarity and amazing sparkle. Herkimer diamond is mined by us in upstate New York and is the perfect choice for those looking for a natural diamond alternative.
Accenting this unique ring are two perfectly matched Australian Wala Opals weighing .25 carats each. These opals are 100 percent natural with no backing. The setting is a sterling silver micro pave design. Coated in a heavy precious rhodium which as a result prevents tarnish.
Currently this ring is a size 5 however we will customize to fit your requirements free of charge. Please allow two weeks for custom sizing.
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About Opal Promise Ring
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 stored in a bag. Wala keeps it in her bag until the moon disappears.
The opal has been cloaked in magic and mystery for centuries. It is set apart from other gemstones because of its 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” whereas the Romans are said to have based their name opalus on 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 moulding processes, the gel hardened and can today be found in the form of brilliant opal.
Metaphysical Qualities of Opal
According to an old Australian Aboriginal legend, the Creator came down from the heavens on a rainbow and delivered a message of peace for all mankind. The stones which were near the place where his foot touched the ground suddenly became alive and began to sparkle – this was believed to be the birth of opal stone.
Early races credited Opals with magical qualities and traditionally opal was said to aid its wearer in seeing limitless possibilities. It was believed to clarify by amplifying feelings, buried emotions and desires.
The Romans had been wearing opals for centuries and considered them a symbol of hope and purity. The gem was carried as a good luck charm or talisman. They 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. In the 7th Century it was believed that opals possessed magical properties.
About Herkimer Diamonds
Herkimer Diamonds are very clear & pure double-terminated quartz crystals that are found only in upstate New York. These gemstones were named due to the fact that the crystals are found in Herkimer county and have the raw appearance of diamond.
Herkimer diamonds are a wonderful, inexpensive, naturally occurring conflict free alternative to traditional diamonds. They are truly hard to distinguish from a diamond as they are very hard, durable, and can scratch steel and glass. Herkimer diamonds will give you and yours a lifetime of enjoyment!
As is the case for any crystal found in the Earth, a coincidence of appropriate conditions was responsible for the growth of Herkimer Diamonds. The environment must provide a crucible of some sort for the crystals to form in. The elements that are needed for the crystal’s formation must be present and in a state known as free dissociation. Conditions must then occur which allow these elements to come back together in a regular geometric pattern that is dictated by the electrostatic forces at the atomic level. Atoms in this state act like little magnets and, like the north and south poles in magnets, they can only attach to each other in ways that are specifically dictated by these forces. It is these forces that ultimately shape the beautiful geometry of Herkimer Diamonds.
The host rock for Herkimer Diamonds is the Cambrian-age, Little Falls Dolostone. The Little Falls Dolostone was deposited about 500 million years ago and the Herkimer Diamonds formed in cavities within the dolostone. These cavities are frequently lined with drusy quartz crystals and often are coated with a tarry hydrocarbon.
Healing Proprieties of Herkimer Diamonds
Herkimer Diamonds are ascension stones and therefore will take you to the highest spiritual vibration possible while still being in your physical body. These crystals have powerful metaphysical properties and are strong stones to aid astral travel as they help to connect the astral plane to the physical plane. They are beautiful and powerful high vibration crystals that boost clairvoyant abilities.