14k Gold Rough Opal Ring
14k Gold Rough Opal Ring
This beautiful ring is handmade in 14k gold featuring a stunning colorful 6-7mm rough opal on a hammered band. Simple enough for everyday wear. Stack with your other favorite gemstone rings!
The name Opal is derived from the Sanskrit word "upala", meaning "valuable stone". This is believed to be the root word for the Greek term "opallios", which translates as "color change".
Opal is thought to have been discovered as long as 4,000 years ago, and myths and lore abound in practically all cultures about this brilliant gemstone. The ancient Greeks thought opal to be the tears of Zeus and prized it as highly as diamonds. They believed opal gave the gift of foresight and prophecy, which would ensure the owner's success in war, business and life. The legend of the Australian aborigine tells that opal is 'creator's footprint that touched the earth at the base of a rainbow to bring harmony. The ancient Romans wore opal as a symbol of hope and purity and believed it could cure illness. In ancient India, opal was referred to as the Goddess of the Rainbow, turned to stone. Ancient Arab cultures believed opal had fallen from the sky and that the play of color was trapped lightning. According to Arab lore, opal could make the wearer invisible. The ancient Australian aborigines, however, believed in a more sinister origin. They thought opal to be half serpent and half devil, and that the brightly colored fire within the stone was an attempt to lure them into the devil's lair. Opal has been thought to have healing powers in many world cultures, and in the middle ages, it became known as the Opthalmius, or Eye Stone, and was thought to strengthen eyesight. Blonde maidens wore opals to protect their hair from fading or darkening. In the Middle Ages, Opal was considered a stone that could provide great luck because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose color was represented in the color spectrum of the opal.
When Sara creates her jewelry she focuses to create an intention of love, prosperity, health, and wellness. So when the owner wears their jewelry they will feel the positive energy created flow through their body. Sara wants to empower the owner, and help remove negative energy to assist in living a happy and graceful life. Every piece of jewelry Sara creates is a sacred piece of wearable art energized and created from the heart.
Crystals have been used for their healing and magical properties since the beginning of mankind. Each type of crystal/gemstone is formed by a specific group of atoms. Each carrying their own vibrational frequencies (as does everyone and everything in the known universe). Crystals and gemstones increase the frequency of light, while affecting its movement of photons, allowing them to evolve accordingly with environmental changes and our energy systems. Wearing crystal healing jewelry helps us to focus, transfer, and store this energy which can be received through our auras and chakra systems.