Vintage Opal Rings

Opals are famous for their iridescent shimmer and mesmerising colour patterns. These timelessly beautiful gemstones have been worn since ancient Egyptian times when they were seen as a sign of protection and good luck. Today vintage opal rings are more commonly associated with loyalty, making them a popular choice for engagement rings. Offering both sentimentality and beauty, vintage opal engagement rings are a great choice for the most affectionate couples.

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Antique opal rings make an exquisite alternative to diamonds for those looking for a less traditional engagement ring. Opals have long-standing associations with loyalty, fidelity and romance. What truly makes antique opal rings unique, however, is their appearance – opals feature incredible naturally occurring iridescent patterns in a range of colours, including everything from beautiful pastel hues to deep tones of purple and blue. If you’re after a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery, our vintage opal engagement rings are perfect.

How are vintage opal rings formed?

Opal is made up of small, colourless and transparent crystals. These crystals are made up of silica, water and a small amount of other minerals. When these crystals are packed together tightly, they form a solid material that can then be mined and used within vintage opal engagement rings.

Where are opals found in the world?

Australia produces around 95% of the world’s precious opals but the gemstones are also found in Mexico, Honduras, Brazil and in the westernmost states of the USA.

Is an opal good for engagement rings?

Opal makes an ideal engagement gemstone  for those looking for an alternative to diamonds. These semi-precious gems are not just beautiful but rare. They aren’t the hardest, so they need to be worn with care.

What do vintage opal rings symbolise?

Antique opal rings are representative of romance, love, loyalty and fidelity.

Are vintage opal rings expensive?

Like all engagement rings, opal engagement rings vary in price, though there is an option to suit a range of budgets.

Is fire opal good for engagement rings?

A fire opal is simply another variety of opal but with a strong red, orange or yellow background colour.

How to clean antique opal engagement rings

The safest and most effective way to clean antique opal engagement rings is to gently use  a cloth or soft toothbrush soaked in warm water and mild soap. Never submerge an opal in water for extended periods, as they are porous, and avoid contact with chemicals or detergents.