This 18k yellow gold Crownwork® one-of-a-kind Regency Ring with bezel set black opal center stone and pave set Madagascan orange sapphires set in oxidized silver. This is Ray’s take on a classic British Regency Ring, he loves making these rings because they are extremely comfortable, timeless and very chic. The shank is arched to fit over the webbing on the finger, so it sits close to the knuckle on the hand and elongates the fingers. Oxidized silver has a beautiful historic feel for jewelry ( think Austro-Hungarian empire ) and is a wonderful contrast to gold. It looks rich and strong and as a setting material it’s soft and easy to bezel stones in deep. When it’s oxidized it is really polished black so the stone pop with rich saturated color and look luxurious.
The leading producer of pink sapphire is Madagascar, they range in color from pale pink to vivid magenta. Sapphires are the next hardest minerals to diamonds, making them great for engagement rings! The name opal comes from the Sanksrit word upala, meaning ‘precious stone’ and later the Greek derivative Opallios meaning ‘to see a change of color’
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