New Lab Created Opal Wedding Ring Set

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.

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Green lab created opal wedding ring set in sterling silver by Hileman Silver Jewelry.

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.

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His and hers lab created opal wedding ring set.

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.

Australian Opal Wedding Ring Set With Diamonds

Opal wedding ring set in 14k gold by Hileman

Australian opal and diamond wedding ring set in 14k gold

We just completed this Australian opal his and her wedding ring set. The opal is set in 14k gold and accented by sparkling white diamonds.  Beautiful blue-green Australian opal inlay surrounds two round brilliant cut round diamonds in each of these unique inlay wedding bands.  If you are looking for non-traditional wedding rings, then these opal rings are perfect for you.

His handcrafted wedding ring has 6 pieces of Australian opal inlay accented by 2 channel set diamonds totaling .15 carats.  The channel set diamonds are VS clarity and G color.  His ring is 6mm wide and is a size 10 1/2.  The ring is available in other ring sizes or 14k white gold by special order in 3 to 4 weeks.  It is hand signed “MMH” by Mark McBride Hileman on the inside of the ring.

Her handmade 14k gold and diamond ring band is also inlaid with 6 pieces of Australian opal.  The Australian opal inlay in her ring is a perfect match to the opal in his ring.  Her opal inlay ring features two brilliant round diamonds totaling .10cts.  The channel set diamonds are VS clarity and G color.  The opal inlay band measures 5.5mm wide at the top and is a size 6 1/4. It is available in other sizes and 14k white gold by special order in 2 to 3 weeks. The ring is hand signed “MMH” on the inside by Mark McBride Hileman and stamped 14k gold.  Either ring may be purchased separately or the set may be composed of  his and his or hers and hers by special request.  For more information about this opal wedding set or to purchase the rings, please visit our Etsy shop or contact us.

If gold is outside of your budget, take a look at this similar his and hers wedding set in sterling silver with white sapphires and Australian opal inlay.

You could almost call these opal rings one of a kind pieces because opal forms under such unique conditions, it is nearly impossible to find two opals exactly the same- even from the same opal mine.  Opal is the only gemstone known to man to have the natural ability to diffract light.  An opal’s color is created when the voids between the particles split light entering the stone.  The size and alignment of the spheres and voids, as well as the light source, determines the colors produced.  To view an opal’s color play at its best, the light source must be coming over your shoulder.  An opal’s color can cover the full spectrum of the rainbow. The opal in this wedding ring set is high quality genuine Australian opal, not lab grown synthetic opal.

Check out more of our 14k gold Australian opal inlay jewelry at www.AustralianOpalJewelry.com or our sterling silver opal inlay jewelry at www.HilemanSilverJewelry.com.

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ArtFire Member Curated Collections

There are many tools available to promote your craft on the internet.  A great tool that is available to members of ArtFire is the member curated collection.  These collections are composed of items available for sale on ArtFire from the collection creator and other artisans on ArtFire.  Member curated collections are excellent sources of sales and traffic for all members featured in the collection.

Here are some of the ArtFire Collections I have created.  Please click on the items and explore the artisans’ shops. 

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Here comes the bride (and the groom)!

Sterling silver his and hers handmade wedding ring set inlaid with Australian opal.

Sterling silver and white sapphire his and hers handmade wedding ring set inlaid with Australian opal

Hileman Silver Jewelry’s focus lately has been on creating an alternative to mass produced, cookie cutter wedding ring sets. We have created several his and hers wedding sets in sterling silver featuring white sapphires, black diamonds and blue sapphires for the center stones. We have accented them with inlaid black onyx, Australian opal and bright blue lapis.   So far, the new handmade wedding sets have received rave reviews, so we are working to expand our color palette and introducing a few more style choices. Look for several new wedding band sets to hit our shop page in the next week or two. Buy handmade!
Mark

Check out the new wedding set at  http://www.shop.hilemansilverjewelry.com/Wedding-Rings_c7.htm