Our lab created opal rings are becoming a popular choice for engagement and wedding rings despite many of our customers being hesitant to choose lab created opal over natural opal. Most people have only seen the cheap mass produced lab opal jewelry at craft fairs and on the internet and don’t like the uniform look of the opal. Our lab opal jewelry and rings are different. Read why here! Head over to our lab opal jewelry website and check out our jewelry.
This new lab created opal wedding ring set is stunning. We inlaid the wedding set with some of the new lab opal we just received. This new lab opal has bright green flashes of color on a dark blue base color. The colors and flash of the lab opal mimic those of the best Lightning Ridge Australian opal at a much more affordable price. Both rings in the set are a comfortable thickness and width. The man’s band is 6.5mm wide at the top and the woman’s band is slightly narrower at 5.5mm wide. Both the man’s wedding ring and the woman’s are available for purchase separately if you don’t need a set. You can also purchase the set in hers and hers or his and his combinations. The green lab opal in these rings is very flashy and bold. We also have several other lab opal color options that are variations of blue-green and some options that are multicolor.
The high quality lab created opal we use in our rings has the same chemical composition as natural opal with the exception of water content. Natural Australian opal contains about 4% water and lab created opal contains no water. Instead, the water is replaced with resin
in lab created opal. 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.
This set is available for purchase in our Hileman Etsy shop or our new Lab Opal Jewelry website. Please allow us 4 to 6 weeks to make your rings in your exact sizes. See more lab opal colors on our Hileman Flickr page or on our lab opal Pinterest board. If you are interested in natural Australian opal take a look at our Australian opal jewelry website featuring only the finest Australian opal inlaid in our bold 14 karat gold designs.
After years of working with top grade Australian opal in our jewelry, we have decided to expand our options to include lab created opal rings and jewelry. In recent years top quality natural Australian opal has become harder to obtain and the price has steadily increased to reflect its rarity. We realize that not everyone has the budget for Australian opal jewelry in 14 karat gold so we have decided to offer laboratory created opal as an affordable alternative in our silver and stainless steel rings and wedding ring sets. The lab created opal we are using in our lab opal rings is available in a variety of colors and rivals the fire and vibrant colors of natural opal. Laboratory grown opal has essentially the same optical, physical and chemical properties as natural opal with the exception of water content. Natural opal is composed of 5 to 15% water and man-made or synthetic opal contains no water. Instead the water is replaced with resin which increases the lab created opal’s strength and durability.
We hope that you will be as pleased with the look of this laboratory created opal as we are. We will be adding more rings with the new lab created opal color choices as soon as possible. Until then, here are a couple of examples of lab opal colors or you can visit our Flickr photo page for more photos. Keep in mind that any of our ring designs can be inlaid with the new lab created opal in the color of your choice.