Black opals are exceptionally rare in that they are known to form in only one place: Australia.
These gems have been considered for thousands of years to be extremely lucky and the most uplifting of the Opals, bringing Light into the aura. It eases distress and dissolves depression and hopelessness, helping one face their darkest fears and to release that which is holding one back. Linking the Root and Crown Chakras, Black Opal connects one’s highest spiritual aspirations with one’s physical body, making it a powerful magnifier of intention and manifestation. It is a protective stone for deep inner work, and has been thought to cure ailments of the eye and improve vision.
It was Shakespeare who gave black opals their moniker, “The Mother of All Gemstones", and the depths of this mysterious beauty definitely cause one to ponder one's origins! With a desirable Flag Harlequin pattern within the stone, it gives an array of colors beneath the black mirrored surface. Converted from an antique tie tack which was most likely never worn, we have had it placed on an antique replica shank, matching the patina of the setting perfectly. A rare gem for introspection and connection, it's a must for any opal collector!
Size (can be resized): 5.5
Dimensions: Ring top is 13mm at widest point.
Weight: 1.9 grams
Materials: Gold, black opal
Metal: 14K gold