Will there ever be enough snake cocktail rings with giant amazing opals in the world? I think not. Here are my latest contributions to this cause.
The above is 18K yellow gold with a freaking insane iridescent green opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia. The color flashes from this crazy green but when the light hits those rivers through it, they show more burnt orange, dots of red, gold. This stone is a total chameleon and changed its look every time I moved it to a different light source. At the bottom is a ruby, a bold and completely perfect choice, I thought.
This second one was done in rose gold, and featured a really soft feathery opal also from Lightning Ridge, Australia, and an antique Old European Cut diamond accent. I love how incredibly unique every single one of these rings I’ve made has been.
More pics of each after the click:
I definitely need opal photo-taking tips. I swear I am able capture with the camera a mere fraction of what I can see with my eyes. It drives me batty.
Like this guy: I took about fifty billion photos of it and the only one I got that really showed some of the other colors in the stone was a quickie I snapped of it with my phone inside the plastic baggie just to send the vendor of what we had picked out.