Jewelry Item of the Week: Opal, Diamond, Sugilite and Amethyst Ring

This week’s item:  Opal, Diamond, Sugilite and Amethyst Ring

Australian opal inlay ring with sugilite and amethyst accents
Australian opal, sugilite, diamond and amethyst ring in 14k gold

We have started a new weekly feature in our blog where we spotlight one of our jewelry designs and place it on sale for one week.  This week we are focusing on one of our most popular rings designs.  This 14k gold ring showcases all of the attributes Hileman jewelry is known for- bold design, incredible opal, flawless inlay work and precision diamond setting.  The center stone is a beautiful 2.5 carat cushion cut Amethyst with a checkerboard pattern on top.  Both sides of the ring are inlaid with Australian opal and gem grade sugilite.  The incredible Australian opal inlay fires a rainbow of colors and looks great with the sugilite and Amethyst.  The 40 pave` set diamonds add just the right amount of sparkle and flash to bring all the design elements together in one stunning package.  If you like to stand out in a crowd, then this ring is what you have been looking for.  Whether you choose to wear this opal ring design as a wedding ring, engagement ring or cocktail ring it is sure to be an attention getter.  For more information about this opal and amethyst ring or to purchase it online visit our Etsy shop at  http://www.etsy.com/listing/45681360/australian-opal-inlay-ring-with-sugilite .   And most importantly, if you choose to purchase the ring don’t forget to enter the coupon code below to get 10% off this incredible ring!

10% off coupon code:  WEEKLYSALE072511

Visit our websites to see all of our handmade jewelry designs in 14k gold and sterling silver

www.TheHilemanCollection.com

www.HilemanSilverJewelry.com

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New Australian opal inlay pendant design by Hileman sure to be a collector favorite

Attention all opalholics! Mark Hileman has just completed an outrageous new Australian opal pendant available for immediate purchase on Etsy.com. If you love Australian opal jewelry, then this new opal inlay pendant will not disappoint. This stunning handmade 14 karat gold pendant features a blue topaz and incredible Australian opal inlay. A huge 7.3 carat blue topaz appears to be floating in the center of this eye catching pendant. The topaz harmonizes nicely with the 16 pieces of inlaid Australian opal. Each inlay section of the body of the pendant contains two pieces of inlaid blue green opal with one red piece of opal inlay in the middle. The hinged bale is also inlaid with four pieces of outstanding blue green and red firing Australian opal. The remarkable opal will mesmerize you as it flashes different colors of blues, greens, and reds. The .30 carats of G color VS clarity brilliant round diamonds provide additional sparkle to this statement piece. The pendant is stamped 14k gold on the back and is hand signed “MMH” by Mark McBride Hileman for authenticity and collector value.   Purchase the pendant at http://www.etsy.com/listing/48127165/gold-and-topaz-pendant-with-diamonds-and or get more information about The Hileman Collection and Australian opal at www.TheHilemanCollection.com .

Get your inlay jewelry repaired ASAP!

   

Repaired Australian opal ring.

After repairs

Before
Before restoration

 

Eventually everyone will need repairs done to their jewelry, whether the damage is from everyday wear and tear or from a one time accident. The important thing is to get your jewelry repaired as soon as possible. Wearing your jewelry in a damaged state, especially inlaid jewelry, will only lead to bigger and more expensive repairs or stone loss. Once an inlaid stone has a crack in it, water or other liquids can seep through the crack to the epoxy. The epoxy is the only thing holding the stones securely in the mounting. Water or other chemicals may affect the bond between the stone and the mounting, allowing some or all of the stones to fall out.  Prongs  should be checked yearly to make sure they are not worn or bent, possibly resulting in stones coming loose.
Closely inspect your jewelry on a regular basis. If your eyesight is not what it used to be, buy a magnifying glass or take it in to a local jeweler and have them take a look at it under magnification. If your inlay needs repair, we suggest returning it to Hileman Jewelry for repairs. We have the materials to match your piece and the lapidary expertise to make your repaired piece of jewelry look like new again. We refinish all Hileman Jewelry at no charge other than shipping and insurance costs and replace cracked or missing pieces at a very reasonable price.  Contact us about getting your jewelry repaired today!