If you are looking for something unique, a ring like no one else has or ever will have, this may be the ring for you! You may have heard of "gold in quartz".Gold bearing quartz is one of the most rare types of natural gold specimen and is sometimes used in jewelry making. Gold is formed naturally in the quartz. It fills the veins of the host rock and can be cut and polished to highlight the gold. Small pieces of gold in quartz can be cut into cabochons to be used in jewelry or left in the natural formation as a collector's/investor's specimen. This beautiful ring features a rare boulder opal. It is precious opal in quartzite. It forms much the same way as the gold in quartz. Precious opal deposits are found naturally in host rocks, in veins and patches. Sometimes the opal is too small to be harvested from the host.
A skilled gem cutter will examine the boulder opal to determine the best way to cut the host rock so as to highlight the opal. This is a man's ring made from solid 14k gold.
It is just a bit smaller than 11&1/2. It weighs 13.7 grams. Please see the photos for measurements. The opal shows fiery flashes of orangey/pink, blue/green and gold. From certain angles you can even see violet.The quartz is milky white with grayish/brown. You can see the opal colors better in person than in my photos. This is all natural stone, not a doublet or triplet. There is a brushed finish on the sides and back of the 14k gold mounting. The top and bottom of the ring are polished.
No chips or cracks on the stone. You can see natural pits in the surface from the back as the back is not polished to a shine like the front is. You can tell by the lack of finish wear that this ring was not worn much and was very well cared for. Overall excellent condition with very minimal wear.
The item "Custom Vintage 14K Gold Opal In Quartzite Men's Ring sz 11.5 Boulder Opal Quartz" is in sale since Sunday, April 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Rings". The seller is "cheekymonkeyvintagejewelry" and is located in Des Moines, Iowa.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.