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Author Topic: Black Opal Ring Or Boulder Opal Ring?  (Read 410 times)

elliebrown08

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Black Opal Ring Or Boulder Opal Ring?
« on: April 23, 2021, 06:05:56 PM »
Hello all!
One of my best friends loves wearing Opal rings & it is her birthday next week. So, I'm willing to give her an opal ring as her birthday present.
But it seems quite difficult to decide whether I should give her a black opal ring or a boulder Opal ring.
Which ring will be the best choice for daily wearing?
Kindly share or suggestions with me!

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Black Opal Ring Or Boulder Opal Ring?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 06:30:00 PM »
Hi elliebrown, welcome! Solid opal for a ring can be a little on the soft side and this can mean it will scratch easier. The boulder opal, because it has ironstone mixed through it, can be a better option for a ring. Another option would be to get a triplet opal which for black opal, has a black back, a thin layer of opal, topped off with a quartz cap, which should magnify the colour and protect the opal. A triplet should be considerably cheaper than a solid opal as you don't get as much opal! This quartz cap, can also be found on some doublets (a layer of opal and a top of quartz) but they usually have the black back and opal top. Hope this helps, but remember, a nice stone is still a nice stone, doesn't matter if it's boulder or black opal.
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