Opal engagement rings can be one of the many choices if you are looking for diamond alternative engagement rings.
It’s a unique gem in the sense that it displays an array of very brilliant rainbow effects, all mixed up together, with intensity and quality of color that can surpass the "fire" of diamond. No doubt, that’s why it’s called "Queen of Gems".
Meaning of Opal Rings
Opal is the symbol of fidelity, assurance and commitment. So, an opal ring is undoubtedly an apt token of strong relationship.
Opal with vibrant colors and brilliance, resembles the colors of fall and is certainly appropriate as one of the birthstones for October.
So, if your fiancee is October born then opal engagement ring can certainly be a good option.
Also, if you are proposing or planning your wedding in October then opal ring will look very symbolic and meaningful.
An opal ring displays the beauty of a vintage style ring that cannot come in a regular diamond ring.
So, if your love has a feel and taste for old worldly charm, go for it. Additionally, you can get an opal ring at lesser price than a traditional diamond engagement ring.
Things to Remember
OK, I agree you may have made up your mind to look for opal ring, but don’t just go by the stunning beauty of this gem, as you should know other facts about it as well.
It is NOT a very hard stone and on the Mohs Scale it is rated around 5.5 - 6.5 while diamond is rated as 10. It’s an important fact that you should know before buying an opal engagement ring. If opal is not handled properly it can break.
But, this doesn’t mean you should drop the idea of opal engagement ring, I just mean you will need to take good care of this magnificent gemstone to have your engagement ring for lifetime.
So, if you know your fiancee will be able to protect and take care of luster and beauty of opal engagement ring - as she treasures your love – then go for it!
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