We're delighted to bring you a
fantastic range of new and second hand opal rings! Second Hand Rings UK - bringing you the very
best opal rings online with some unbeatable savings!
Second hand opal rings come in a wonderful range of styles, from
huge solitaire opal rings set in 18 carat gold to contemporary silver bands inlaid with opals in a mosaic
style. We're delighted to offer a great range of new and second hand rings with opal - just scroll down to
take a peek!
Opals are found all over the world, but most famously in
Australia. Today 95% of the world's opal market comes from this country alone.
Opal rings were popular throughout history right the way back to
Medieval times. The opal was popular with the ancient Greeks, Romans and even Aztecs. William
Shakespeare called the stone a "miracle" and said that it was "the Queen of all gems". Opals were a
particular favourite of Queen Victoria and hence became very much the fashion. There are some wonderful
second hand opal rings still available on the market today from this period at remarkably reasonable prices.
Take a look at our fabulous range of new and second hand rings below. We guarantee you won't be
Opals come in several variants. Boulder opals come with
abstract inclusions in a vast array of colours - they call to mind the wildness of a Picasso painting. Each
one is unique and they are usually cut according to their freeform shape to accentuate their beauty rather than cut
to fit. Light opals are the milky white stones inflected with fire we common think of when opals are talked
about. Black opals are an interesting variant, with the opal's fire set against a back drop of dark blue,
grey, black or brown.
Fire opals are a different type of opal altogether from those find
in Australia. The majority of fire opals come from Mexico. They are unlike regular opals as they do not
have multiple colours and are often quite clear, generally being yellow, orange or red in colour.
Second hand opal rings do require a little TLC. Opal is
somewhat soft, and so it is best not to wear these rings every day, but instead save them for special
occasions. They are also somewhat porous. Opal rings will soon lose their lustre if you subject them to
the washing up bowl - they must be kept dry and away from any chemicals or detergents. They do, however,
make for some of the most spectacular second hand rings on the market. Please scroll down to take a