Bold black onyx and lab opal ring in sterling silver by Hileman Silver Jewelry.
We just added this handsome new man’s lab opal ring to our men’s ring line. The ring features four pieces of black onyx and a center piece of lab created opal precisely inlaid in sterling silver. The lab opal fires blues and greens with flashes of orange from some angles. This ring design is fairly wide, measuring about 10mm wide at the top with a slight taper toward the bottom. The ring has a nice weight and is designed to allow the silver to be refinished many times if needed. The metal is sterling silver but the ring can be custom made in white or yellow gold, 316L stainless steel or platinum for an additional charge. Because all of our rings are made to order in your specific ring size, you also have the option to make changes to the inlay stones used, the inlay pattern or the metal used. We have other opal color choices available for the lab opal center stone or other stone choices if lab opal is not for you. Your new ring will take 4 to 6 weeks to create so please plan ahead if you have a specific date for delivery. This bold ring is now available at HilemanSilverJewelry.com so head over and take a closer look at this stunning new design.
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.