This opal cocktail ring is a stunner! Carved by hand, the bespoke yellow gold ring is set with an oval black opal and has a halo of white diamonds. The extraordinary opal flashes with brilliant green and blue hues. This wonderful play of colours is enhanced by the 18-carat yellow gold and diamond setting. Made with substantial quantities of precious metal, this opal and yellow gold cocktail ring is one-of-a-kind.
The stone in the ring is a black opal, which is the most vibrantly coloured variety of opal. Black opals are named for the dark body tone of the material. This dark backdrop makes the colours in black opal appear more vibrant. White opal has a milky-white body tone and it’s colours seem muted by comparison.
The rainbow play-of-light characteristic of opals is caused by light refracting through tiny spheres of silica inside the stone. No two opals are alike as the arrays of silica spheres inside opals can create an incredible variety of colours and patterns. Their variety and individuality makes opals all the more special.
This unique opal and yellow gold cocktail ring is based on our Arris rings and was carved by hand from wax before being cast in 18-carat yellow gold. Carving enables us to create sculptural designs with fluid lines and smooth curves. The direct nature of the process means we can adjust forms and proportions to perfect the design before it is made in metal. Carving is used throughout our collection and you can see more carved rings in our Arris ring series and Dune wedding rings or browse our journal to see recent commissions for bespoke hand-carved rings.
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- RingsThis hand-carved rose gold cocktail ring pairs a beautiful deep green tourmaline with white diamonds. The fancy cut tourmaline is a blue-green colour, which looks especially vibrant against the warm tones of 18 carat rose gold. The sculptural rose gold cocktail ring has been hand carved to fit the stone and is a one-of-a-kind piece. Brightly polished surfaces beneath the green tourmaline highlight its colour and contrast with the sleek, brushed outer surfaces of the ring. The green tourmaline is surrounded by a wide rose gold bezel. Two white diamonds set into the bezel provide a bit of sparkle. This large statement cocktail ring is made by hand to the highest standard.£7,150.00
- RingsHand-carved platinum and purple sapphire cocktail ring. This cocktail ring is one-of-a-kind; designed to accommodate a remarkable 1.39 carat trillion purple sapphire. The stone's vivid, deep purple colour pops against cool white platinum. The outer surfaces of the cocktail ring are brushed to a satin finish, which emphasises the sculptural curves of the ring. A contrasting brightly polished channel beneath the sapphire reflects light up to enhance the stone's colour.£3,600.00
- RingsA gracefully curved, hand carved cocktail ring set with mint green tourmaline and diamonds. The 6.36 carat mint tourmaline is a delicate shade of mint green which is beautifully complimented by brushed 18 carat rose gold. Three diamonds are set down one shoulder in a polished channel which contrasts with the soft satin finish of the rose gold ring. This mint green tourmaline and rose gold ring features a partly open bezel which allows light into the stone. Mirror polished surfaces beneath the stone reflect and enhance its colour. With graceful proportions and fluid curves this cocktail ring is a modern statement piece that will lend effortless elegance.£4,800.00
- ArchiveRose gold is paired with a beautiful radiant orange mandarin garnet in this hand carved ring. The gemstone is trillion cut and displays the incomparable brilliance and colour that mandarin garnet is prized for. A mandarin garnet of this quality is rare and its cut and colour make this gemstone one-of-a-kind. The Mandarin Garnet is set in a rose gold ring which has been hand carved to fit the stone. Brightly polished surfaces beneath the garnet highlight its bright orange colour and contrast with the sleek, brushed outer surfaces of the rose gold and mandarin garnet ring. This exceptional cocktail ring is a sophisticated statement piece of jewellery, made by hand to the highest standard.£2,800.00