White Australian Opal & Diamond Astra Ring
- One 6 x 4mm natural cabochon white Australian opal
- Seven white diamonds measuring 2mm, 1mm & 1.5mm
- White diamonds are SI clarity
- Prong set stones
- Band measures 1.1mm wide
- Solid 14K yellow gold
- This ring is fine jewelry and can be resized by your local jeweler if you need a size that is unavailable here
Use jewelry cleaner and a brush with soft bristles. You can also DIY clean with an old soft toothbrush and a mild dish-washing liquid. Rinse well and lay on a towel to dry. To buff out surface scratches, take to a local jeweler. You'll also want to have the prongs tightened by a jeweler every 8-12 months to ensure your stones don't come loose.
I love Melanie Casey’s work so when I saw she had a ring in my birthstone opal I was so excited. While it is dainty, it sparkles beautifully in the light and I’ve gotten many compliments on it. I love that the diamonds are in the shape of a moon that wrap around the opal.
There's a lot of good things to be said about this ring. The simple clean design immediately caught my eyes, and the elegance of the white opal surrounded by a crescent of diamonds reminds me of Diana (both the princess and the Roman goddess). I love how it catches light; it's definitely a joy to look at. However, it's on the small size even on my size 4 finger (see uploaded photos). Which means it's not meant to impress. The wearer is probably going to be the only one to know how pretty it is. The stones would need to at least double in size before anyone else will ooh and ahh over the ring. Not necessarily a bad thing, as I think of it as my own little secret to privately enjoy.