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Boulder Opal Specimen

Boulder Opal Specimen

Regular price $245.00
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This is one of my favorite Boulder Opals in the collection and sat on my desk for a while before I decided it needed a new home. I have now swapped it out with another one. The 'opal' portion of this stone is small but it is so vibrant and the whole area that shows color is deep, bright, neon purple flash. It is absolutely breathtaking. 

 

Boulder Opals were first discovered in Quilpe, Australia in the late 1800's and to this day most Boulder Opal comes from Queensland. All of the Boulder Opal available in my shop is from the Broken Rive Mine in QLD. It is formed when the Opal flowed into seems in the Ironstone and that's why it looks likes rivers/oceans in the desert.  They are often used to help boost creativity, awakening your awareness of self and actualizing that awareness.

 


FAQ

Q: I’ve ordered a Made-To-Order piece, will it look EXACTLY like the photo in the listing?

A: No, the photos in Made-To-Order listings show examples of how it may look.  We work with Raw Gemstones and no two stones are exactly alike.  If you really like a specific photo, let us know when you check out and we can work with you to find the closest stone we have in our collection.

Q: I’ve had one of your plated pieces for awhile now and I love it!  But the plating is starting to wear off, can you re-plate it?

A: Yes, we can re-plate it for you!  The fee for re-plating one of our pieces is $25+shipping.  Just message us and we can work through that process with you!  Another option is to check with your local jeweler.  Just let them know it is a copper or silver electroformed piece that has been plated.

Q:  I really like your current designs, but I want to change it just a little bit.  Can I do that without going through a full custom build?

A: If you just want a simple change like a different stone or a custom size, we would be happy to accommodate you!  Just contact us before you order so we can talk through it.

Q: I want something really special since I'll be proposing soon. Do you make custom engagement rings or bridal jewelry?

A: YES! We absolutely love making engagement rings. Check out our custom design process here. 

Q: I found one of your older designs online.  Can you still make it?

A: Yes, we can still make many of my old designs.  Just contact us and we’ll chat!

 

Q: What if it doesn't fit?

A: Be sure you measured correctly before ordering! I DO NOT resize any of my Opal rings because the likelihood of destroying the Opal is too high. We can re-size other electroformed pieces but they must be taken apart and rebuilt from the ground up.  I can resize most cast pieces so if you have any questions please message me and ask!

For more information on sizing accurately- go HERE.

Because electroforming isn't an exact science, I consider a 1/4 size variance as an acceptable range. If your ring is more than 1/4 size off the size you ordered, I will re-set/resize it for free. 

If it is within 1/4 size of the size ordered, but you ordered the wrong size, it will have to be entirely remade and will cost 50% of the original retail price (excluding all discounts). 

Q: Can my Electroformed ring be soldered together:

A: You cannot solder electroformed pieces for resizing or fusing together. Almost all of my electroformed pieces are plated and soldering would destroy the plating.

Q:What are your office hours?

A: Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm PST. If you are living outside the US, want to book a custom consultation, and cannot fit within these time perimeters please contact us for special accommodation.

Q: Can I have a personalized note added if I'm shipping to someone for a gift?

A: Yes, we would love to include a handwritten a note for you! Just let us know in at checkout what you want to say.