This listing is for one of our rings that is ready to ship. Due to the fact that the rings are already made, we cannot customize, take any requests for size, shape, color, etc. Sizes and quantities are as listed, we are unable to provide photo options in order to provide shorter wait times for you :)
Four absolutely unbelievable welo opals have been set atop a beautifully heavy copper electroformed band. These stones are all raw, just as mother nature made them, so there will be slight variations and differences between pieces.
Associated with the throat chakra, Ethiopian Welo Opal is mystically known as a stone of courage and ingenuity. It is said to improve self-esteem and self-love. It is also said to be an aid to creativity and communication of all types. And it helps one find confidence.
Electroforming is the process of building up copper deposits on any object. The process can be very slow and it almost has a mind of its own. Sometimes there are striations in the copper, sometimes pits, sometimes there are little copper spheres. The results are always beautiful and unexpected making each piece entirely unique. Each piece had been cleaned up by hand and finished in the tumbler. The copper is absolutely raw... no added chemicals or sealants.
Each stone and ring is unique, just like you are. These opals are RAW opals, emphasis on "raw" so be aware these are not going to be perfectly polished and smooth, imperfections will be present in some stones, just like mother nature made them, which means no two rings will look alike, so allow for variations between rings :) And your ring will come in a little box with the stone's properties included. Opals are delicate and take a bit extra time on our end and a bit extra care on yours :)
How to care for your electroformed jewelry:
To maintain the finish as long as possible, avoid prolonged exposure to water as well as harsh chemicals. The copper will oxidize and darken over time giving it a warm deep finish. This is natural and every oxidation is unique to the person who wears it and the environment in which they live. The copper grows with you. You can bring back the original sheen by gently rubbing it with a soft polish cloth. Greening may happen. It doesn't happen to everyone. I leave the metals raw to avoid causing any reactions to additional chemicals, but if you prefer the metal can be sealed with an aftermarket sealant or renaissance wax.