New Lab Created Opal Ring with Purple Amethyst

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We are excited to offer some great new lab created opal in beautiful colors and patterns.  This is the first ring completed with the new multicolor laboratory grown opal.  This opal fires in red, orange and yellow with a purple base color and hints of blue and green.  We took special care to cut the lab opal to mimic the random pattern and colors of natural Australian opal.  The colors in the lab opal look great with the purple amethyst set in the center.  This ring would make a fun statement ring to complete your ensemble for a night out or it could be the unique wedding ring you have been searching for.  The ring is shown in sterling silver but is also available in gold or platinum for an additional charge.

The stunning lab created opal in this woman’s amethyst ring is a top quality synthetic opal grown under laboratory conditions. The manmade opal’s chemical composition is the same as natural opal with the exception of water content. Australian opal contains about 4% water and lab created opal contains no water. Instead, the water is replaced with resin. The resin gives the synthetic opal more durability and helps to resist cracking. Laboratory grown opal gives you all the fire and colors of top grade natural opal at a much more affordable price with increased durability.

Stop by our new Lab Opal Jewelry website or our Etsy shop to read more about it and see our other jewelry items available.  Keep checking back to our blog and our Facebook page to see updates on the latest jewelry created with the new lab created opal colors.

Thanks for reading!

John Hileman

HilemanSilverJewelry.com

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You Don’t Have to Compromise on Your Wedding Ring Choices

Dinosaur bone wedding ring set with black diamonds.

Dinosaur bone wedding ring set with black diamond accents.

After years of working with customers to create their dream wedding rings, we have found that many couples are compromising on the most important piece of jewelry they will ever wear.  Not necessarily compromising because of cost, but because of the differing personal tastes of the couples.  Many couples come to us and are interested in matching wedding bands but struggle to agree on the style, shape, width and stone choices.  Usually one of the individuals is more conservative and the idea of purchasing a wedding ring as nontraditional as an inlay ring is already stretching the limits of their comfort zone.  While the other partner may be more outgoing and looking for a wedding ring that is big and bold and not at all what the other person would choose.

Why compromise and end up with a wedding ring set that is really not exactly what either one of you want?  We suggest that each person select the ring style that they will love and will be excited to wear for the rest of their lives together.  We can then work with the couple to choose elements that will tie the rings together.  The rings can be different widths or styles and still share the same central gemstones such as white sapphires or the same inlay such as turquoise or dinosaur bone that will unify the set.  Many couples are choosing wedding bands in different widths because maybe one likes a wider look and the other a narrow ring width.  They may choose to have us inlay the rings in totally different colors of the same type of stone.  Many men like our darker gray dinosaur bone and choose it for the inlay in their ring while some women feel our dinosaur bone with pink hues is more their style.  Although the inlay stones are totally different colors, both of the rings are inlaid in dinosaur bone and make a great looking wedding ring set.

Sugilite and amethyst wedding ring set.

Lavender and dark purple sugilite and amethyst wedding ring set.

The point is, don’t feel like you are limited in your wedding ring choices because of what is popular or traditional.  These are your wedding rings that you will wear for a long time and they should not compromise your personality or individuality.  Browse our Hileman wedding rings and wedding ring sets and let us work with you to create wedding rings that are uniquely you.

Contact us:

http://www.HilemanSilverJewelry.com

info@HilemanSilverJewelry.com

Alternative Wedding Ring Options For That Unique Couple

There are magazines, webzines, and blogs all about the “Alternative” wedding style, which simply means less cookie-cutter Dinosaur Bone Jewelryceremonies and more weddings that match the personality of the couple. The “natural” bride, the “pagan” bride, and “same-sex” couples are just a few of the kinds of couples becoming more the norm than ever before in history.

Engagement and wedding bands have always been one of the most traditional and classic parts of the ceremony. “Something old, something new…” has often referred to a passed down engagement ring or set of wedding bands from the bride’s grandparents. The couple may have chosen to accept the gift of one or the other to save money, and because it means a lot to the giver, but may feel a bit left out of their own special day.

Today, more couples are realizing that the wedding day, belongs to them. It’s nice to try and make concessions for parents and close relatives, but ultimately, it is the couple who should be ecstatic about their own unique wedding. Choosing unique engagement rings and wedding bands are a way to express yourselves and your individuality without making a huge scene. If you are not the types to go completely outside the box you can plan a traditional wedding and walk down the aisle with a unique wedding band option like a dinosaur bone ring.

For many alternative couples who may also practice alternative forms of spirituality, they may find it to be a true sentiment of their love for nature and the Earth: to wear something that was once a part of nature. Many couples today, whether they consider themselves alternative or not, are seeking other ring options besides diamonds. Colored gemstones, unique inlay materials and non-traditional metals like stainless steel or sterling silver can add to the individuality of their wedding rings

Turquoise is also a beautiful option for engagement rings and wedding bands, as it signifies strength, protection, and healing. There are a multitude of gemstones and natural materials that have significant mystical and spiritual meaning. No matter what background, culture, or religion you practice, gemstones are a fantastic choice to make your wedding bands stand out and memorable to everyone who sees them.

Although you may not want to have your wedding in the midst of a circus or haunted house, you can go outside the norm with your ring choices to express your true personality as a couple.