Are you looking for a very unique looking engagement ring? Do not feel like the classic diamond option would really represent you and the marriage you are about to take part in? If that is the case, I would strongly suggest looking into opal engagement rings as your #1 choice. As you might already be aware, the opals are the only gemstones that can manage to produce the entire spectrum of colors from just one single stone. As a result this has led to the very interesting history of opal. It was given various mystical powers in the history before the scientists were finally capable of explaining the paly of colors to took part inside the gemstone. The material responsible for this were the microscopic spheres of silica arranged in an orderly network and the light coming in the opal that was then diffracted out of it.
Now to get back on the subject of opal engagement rings!
The best kind of opal and the 97% of all fine opals are produced in Australia. In fact opal is even the national gemstone in this country. The opals are most often found in the remote deserts and there are many different types of opals you can get. The more popular ones being the blue opal, black opal, white opal, boulder opal, crystal opal, fire opal, matrix opal etc. there are plenty of options to choose from.
But if you are really considering getting opal engagement rings I should also give you a heads up about the one flaw you can run into when buying opal gemstones. The MOHS is a hardness scale invented to measure the hardness of gemstones and on it opals will only rank a 5.5 to 6 at best (10 being a diamond). In reality this means you will have to be a tad more careful not to chip or crack the stone and that it’s a bit less resistant to the daily ware and tare. But don't let this discourage you as with the proper care opal engagement rings can last you a very long time!
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