unEarthed ring with mexican opal and tourmaline
One of a Kind
this earth toned opal was purchased from a gem cutter in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. approx 1" on its longest side. it doesn't have the usual rainbow flash, but the inclusion is amazing; it looks like a suspended world inside the stone! this opal has a grey lavender hue and i've never found any other one like it. a 3mm pale brown tourmaline brings a little spark to this ring.
each one of the unEarthed piece is made from recycled silver. scraps and pure silver grains are melted into liquid and then pour into a rectangle mold. next, the silver is rolled flat to various thickness for the different components of a ring. the ring band, embellishments and bezel are soldered and polished just before the gemstones are set in. a dark patina is added to give it an aged look.
ring size 7. cannot be resized.