Opal Engagement Rings

Historically Australian Opals have been the engagement ring of choice due to their exceptional rarity and stunning beauty.

At Australian Opal Cutters, we have a prestigious selection of 100% Genuine Australian Opal Engagement Rings from Silver Opal Rings, Gold Opal Rings, Black Opal Engagement Rings and Men’s Opal Rings with pieces to suit everyone. Our Australian Opal Engagement Rings are usually cut into oval shapes – however, this might vary depending on the stone's inherent form and the clients’ requests. Some opals are cut into freeform or teardrop shapes to maximise the size and carat weight of the gemstone. A solid opal ring, regardless of cut, is a stunning and genuine option. We carry some of the world’s most precious opals, from the well-known Australian Black Opals, Boulder Opals, Fire Opals, Crystal Opals, White Opals and many more unique Opal Engagement Rings, all displaying a spectrum of stunning rainbow and spectral colours.

We have 60 years of specialisation in the opal business, thousands of happy customers worldwide, an international lifetime guarantee and free shipping! Shop our Pearl Engagement Rings for more unique selections crafted by the sea, or complete the look with more Opal Jewelry to match your Opal Engagement Ring.

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Australian Black Opal 7 x 5 mm Ring set in Stainless Steel
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$75.00
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Australian Black Opal 5 x 4 mm Ring set in Stainless Steel
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Australian Black Opal 7 x 5 mm Ring set in Stainless Steel
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.30 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$400.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.16 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$489.00
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$489.00
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Australian Black Opal 5 x 3 mm Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$499.00
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$499.00
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Australian Black Opal Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$499.50
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$499.50
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$999.00
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Australian Black Opal 8.8 x 8.2 mm Ring set in Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$625.00
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$625.00
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Australian Black Opal 11.2 x 4.3 mm Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$625.00
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$625.00
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Australian Black Opal Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$625.00
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$625.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.70 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$699.00
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$699.00
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$799.00
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Australian Black Opal Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$749.50
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$749.50
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Australian Black Opal Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$750.00
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$750.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.15 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$750.00
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$750.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.80 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$899.00
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Australian Black Opal 5.20 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$950.00
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Australian Black Opal 2.15 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$999.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.35 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$1,063.00
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$1,063.00
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$1,250.00
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Australian Black Opal 8 x 6 mm Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$1,100.00
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$1,100.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$1,125.00
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$1,125.00
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$2,250.00
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Australian Black Opal 8 x 6 mm Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$1,290.00
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Australian Black Opal Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$1,499.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.24 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$1,750.00
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$1,750.00
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Black Opal Ring set in ST SILVER0.45 ct
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$1,750.00
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$1,750.00
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$1,999.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$2,500.00
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$2,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.03 Carat Ring set in 14 Karat White Gold with 10 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.075 Carat
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$2,999.00
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$2,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.10 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat Yellow Gold with 2 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.03 Carats
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$2,999.00
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$2,999.00
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$3,499.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.05 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
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$2,999.00
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$2,999.00
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$4,200.00
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Australian Black Opal Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$2,999.00
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$2,999.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$3,750.00
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$3,750.00
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Black Opal Ring set in Platinum 0.89Ct 26x Diamond 0.45Ct
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$3,990.00
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$3,990.00
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$14,990.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.05 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat Yellow/White Gold
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$3,999.50
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$3,999.50
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Australian Black Opal 1.75 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
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$4,000.00
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$4,000.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.10 Carats Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$4,000.00
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$4,000.00
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Australian Black Opal Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$4,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.30 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
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$4,750.00
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Australian Black Opal 15.73 Carats Ring set in 583 14 Karat White Gold with 2 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.084 Carats
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$4,890.00
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$4,890.00
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$9,590.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$5,000.00
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$5,000.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$5,000.00
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$5,000.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$5,000.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.74 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 16 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 1.100 Carats
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$5,000.00
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$5,000.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$5,250.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$5,499.00
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Australian Black Opal Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with 3x Black Opal s
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$5,500.00
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$5,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.27 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 14 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.650 Carats
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$5,500.00
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$5,500.00
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$15,000.00
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Australian Black Opal 3.69 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 2 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.33 Carats
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$5,900.00
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$5,900.00
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$12,000.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.60 Carat Ring set in 583 14 Karat White Gold with 26 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.147 Carat
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$5,999.00
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$5,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 3.71 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 10 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.310 Carats
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$6,000.00
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$6,000.00
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$19,000.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$6,500.00
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$6,500.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$6,999.00
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$6,999.00
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$8,250.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.40 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 34 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 1.180 Carats
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$6,999.00
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$6,999.00
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$8,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 8 x 6 mm Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia
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$7,000.00
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$7,000.00
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$10,300.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.79 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 12 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.33 Carats
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$7,000.00
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$7,000.00
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Australian Black Opal 3.78 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 wih 16 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.26 Carats
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$7,000.00
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$7,000.00
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$30,000.00
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Australian Black Opal 2.29 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 16 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.830 Carats
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$7,000.00
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$7,000.00
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$14,650.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.46 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 30 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.480 Carats
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$7,100.00
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$7,100.00
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$14,200.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.31 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 11 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.71 Carats
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$7,300.00
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$7,300.00
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$14,600.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.85 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat Rose/White Gold with 27 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.25 Carats
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$7,500.00
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$7,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.98 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 32 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.700 Carats
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$7,500.00
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$7,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 3.40 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 1.11 Carats
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$7,500.00
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$7,500.00
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$15,700.00
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Australian Black Opal Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$7,500.00
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$7,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 10 x 8 mm Ring set in 925 Sterling Silver
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$7,600.00
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$7,600.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$8,499.00
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$8,499.00
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$9,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.64 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 16 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.970 Carats
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$8,500.00
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$8,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 3.41 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat Yellow/White Gold with 28 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.26 Carats
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$8,750.00
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$8,750.00
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$17,500.00
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Australian Black Opal Ring 2.39 Carats set in 14 Karat Rose and White Gold with 24 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds weighing 0.220 Carats
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$8,750.00
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$8,750.00
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$17,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.62 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 26 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.440 Carats
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$8,750.00
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$8,750.00
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$17,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 2.62 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 24 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.600 Carats
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$8,750.00
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$8,750.00
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Black Opal 1.95 Carat Ring set in 14 Karat Rose Gold
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$8,750.00
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$8,750.00
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$17,500.00
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Lightning Ridge Black Opal 2.73ct Ring set in 14K R/W GOLD with 24 Di total 0.22ct
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$8,750.00
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$8,750.00
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$17,500.00
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Black Opal 10.69Ct set in 18K Platinum Ring with 27 Diamonds
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$8,900.00
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$8,900.00
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$15,000.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$8,999.00
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$8,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 2.24 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 16 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds total 0.320 Carats
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$9,000.00
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$9,000.00
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$28,000.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$9,741.00
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$9,741.00
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Australian Black Opal 2.09 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 14 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.180 Carats
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$9,999.00
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$9,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.10 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat White Gold with 10 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.083 Carats
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$9,999.00
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$9,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.05 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat White Gold with 10x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.083 Carats
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$9,999.00
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$9,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.08 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 24 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.830 Carats
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$9,999.00
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$9,999.00
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$17,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.72 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat White Gold
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$9,999.00
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$9,999.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$9,999.00
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$9,999.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$9,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.025 Carats Ring set in 585 14 Karat Yellow Gold
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$9,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.72 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat White Gold
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$9,999.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.66 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 16 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.780 Carats
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$10,000.00
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$10,000.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.21 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 16 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.23 Carats
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$10,900.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.859 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 06 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.110 Carats
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$11,250.00
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$11,250.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.76 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat Yellow/White Gold with 26 x G-H/Vs1-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.24 Carats
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$11,250.00
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$11,250.00
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$22,500.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$11,988.00
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$11,988.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.69 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 80 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 1.400 Carats
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$12,000.00
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$12,000.00
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Black Opal 1.88 Carat Ring set in 18 Karat Yellow Gold with 56 x Diamonds Weighing 0.95 Carat
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$12,000.00
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$12,000.00
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Australian Natural Black Opal Ring set in solid Gold
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$12,450.00
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$12,450.00
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Australian Black Opal 3.16 Carats Ring set in 14 Karat Gold with 14 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.164 Carats
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$12,500.00
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$12,500.00
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$25,000.00
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Black Opal Ring set in Platinum 1.46 carats with 38 x diamonds total 1.49 carats
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$12,500.00
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$12,500.00
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$25,000.00
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Australian Black Opal 2.15 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 08 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.720 Carats
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$12,500.00
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$12,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 2.05 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 Carats with 08 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.640 Carats
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$12,500.00
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$12,500.00
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$25,000.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.47 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 20 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.320 Carats
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$12,500.00
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$12,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.64 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 50 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.690 Carats.
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$12,500.00
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$12,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 0.80 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 6 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.100 Carats
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$12,500.00
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$12,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.38 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 16 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.170 Carats
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$12,500.00
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$12,500.00
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Australian Black Opal 1.47 Carats Ring set in Platinum PT 900 with 20 x G-H/Vvs-Si1 Diamonds Weighing 0.320 Carats
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$12,500.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Opal Engagement Rings Expensive?

Valuing Opals is extremely complex! Generally, opal gemstones with a black or dark body tone showcase a more vibrant play-of-colour, which is considered more valuable than opals with a white, light, or crystal body tone. As the most valuable form of opal, Black Opals Engagement Rings are the most popular choice for engagements, which may cost over $10,000 AUD per carat.

Each characteristic of an opal plays a role in determining its worth. According to the following characteristics, a jeweller will meticulously examine and assign a price per carat. Considering the quality of the Opal Engagement Ring, the cut and polish, the size of the gemstone, the opal's type, body tone, clarity, pattern, colour bar thickness, colour play, and flaws.

The clarity of an opal’s colour is critical when assessing the value of an Opal Engagement Ring. Red fire is the rarest colour, followed by green/orange, green/blue and blue. Therefore, Red Fire Opal is generally more valuable than a predominantly green opal, which is more valuable than a stone showing only blue colour.

However, the brilliance and clarity of an opal’s proportioned pattern is the main decision-maker. A brilliant blue/green can be more valuable than a dull red; bright twinkling stars of a ‘pin fire’ pattern can be more valuable than a cloudy ‘open’ or ‘mixed’ pattern of similar colouration; or a brilliant, lustrous light opal can sell more than a lack-lustre Black Opal.

What is the Best Opal for an Engagement Ring?

Australian Black Opal Engagement Rings are gorgeous and are the most precious opal variation on the market. Unfortunately, this variety of opal is so rare because Black Opals can only be found in one place on earth, a small 30km square field in North-western NSW called “Lightning Ridge”.

Black Opals appear black but are really not black. Instead, they have a natural backing called "potch," which gives them a dark hue. Against this backdrop, the classic rainbow hues of an Opal dance in beautiful patterns on top.

An intense Black Opal Engagement Ring that really mesmerises can be worth many tens of thousands. Black Opal Engagement Rings are in a class of their own for beauty, with their rainbow variety of hues blossoming in fire-like patterns, from oranges, greens, blues and flashes of red, pink and indigo.

However, many online stores stock a form of fake Black Opal Engagement Rings, which are dyed and treated Ethiopian Opal. Whilst still being an authentic type of opal, they are visibly unrecognisable from a Black Opal, but structurally they are extremely prone to cracking and losing colour because the dying treatment can be affected or reversed by household chemicals.

Can you Custom Fit Opal Engagement Rings and Opal Wedding Rings?

At Australian Opal Cutters, we can custom fit your Opal Engagement Rings to suit your husband or wife perfectly. In addition, we also cater to any needs and wants of a client to custom make rings and other opal jewelry pieces specifically for you. If you are looking for a special custom-designed Opal Engagement Ring, here are some settings to consider in crafting your idea.

Claw Setting – is the most common form of an Opal Engagement Ring setting, and typically four claws are the ‘standard’; however, six or eight claw settings are also popular.

Bezel Setting – where an opal is surrounded or framed with the alloy. This is a very secure setting with a gem unlikely to ever fall out of a bezel setting on an Opal Engagement Ring.

Shoulder – the upper sides of the Opal Engagement Ring and where most variations in design occur.

Claw Setting or Common Prong – setting keeps the opal visible from all sides on the Opal Engagement Ring, allowing viewers to appreciate it from every perspective. Four prongs are required for oval forms, whereas three prongs are needed for the teardrop and triangular designs, with at least one V-shaped prong to protect tips from chipping.

Bezel Setting – is perhaps the most secure form of Opal Engagement Ring setting. A metal rim gently secures a gemstone in place by the girdle, guarding the Gem against damage. A light hole at the base allows brilliance to scintillate within the Gem.

Open-Back Settings – have some advantages. For a precious opal, buyers will often want an open back to demonstrate that the opal is indeed solid, not a doublet or triplet. A tradition for as long as opals have been cut is to leave the back of an opal exposed with a hint of the original sand or potch visible. This is your guarantee of authenticity that this is a natural opal, not a synthetic on your Opal Engagement Ring.

Closed-Back Settings – will often enhance the colour of the Opal Engagement Ring, diamond or gemstone depending on the colour of the backing. On the one hand, opals set in closed silver or white gold settings may look clearer or lighter and have a somewhat cooler tone. On the other hand, opals set in closed rose or yellow gold settings may appear warmer in tone, giving already warm-coloured opals an even stronger yellow saturation.

Channel Setting – is a series of diamonds mounted in a groove carved out in precious metal. A hole positioned below the Gem is left open in the channel to allow light in. This is an exquisite method of displaying matching accent gemstones on your Opal Engagement Ring.

Bar Channel Setting – variation, where individual precious metal bars run perpendicular along the Opal Engagement Ring. The bars are moulded around a gem to lock it in place.

Brilliant Surface – has multiple gemstones positioned next to one another on the Opal Engagement Ring. Gems are set with small beads, and narrow strips of metal lift the Gem up, maximising light to the Gem.

Pave Setting – has gemstones accented by the alloy points and add to the overall effect, with the points becoming extensions of the gemstones on the Opal Engagement Ring.

Opal Engagement Rings in Gold

Australian Opal Cutters’ Gold Opal Engagement Rings are made with 100% Australian Gold and genuine Australian Opals. Gold Opal Rings can be crafted with any choice of Australian Opal a customer likes – from Australian Black Opals, Boulder opals, Fire Opals, Crystal Opals, White Opals and more!

Gold jewelry is usually always blended (alloyed) with other metals because pure gold is too soft to utilise, so the additional metals add better durability and strength. Our 18 carat Gold Opal Rings and 18 carat Gold Pearl Rings are 75% genuine Gold! https://vimeo.com/270795844.

Australian Opal Cutters only uses Australian gold because we are one of the world's leading gold producers for premium gold jewelry. Western Australia, in particular, holds around 60% of Australia's gold reserves, with the rest spread over the rest of the country and the Northern Territory.

Australian Opal Cutters also provides White Gold Opal Rings and rhodium plating service at No Charge! White Gold was created to mimic Platinum, at first a naturally white metal.

White gold is often 75% gold alloy with 25% nickel and zinc content.  An 18 karat would be 75% pure gold. Often a ‘white gold’ effect is obtained by coating yellow gold with rhodium plating to make it white.

Rhodium is a more expensive metal than Palladium. However, less Rhodium is needed in Rhodium Plating than Palladium is needed in White Gold.

We can ensure a lifetime of white brilliance through free rhodium plating and our lifetime service guarantee of at-cost servicing. So you can send the item to us, and we will return it looking spectacular. However, Platinum is more expensive than White Gold, and White Gold will still require Rhodium plating to really look “white”.

Silver Opal Engagement Rings

Australian Opal Cutters’ Silver Opal Engagement Rings are made with 100% Sterling Silver and genuine Australian Opals. Reputable jewellers will improve a hallmark of 925 on the piece of jewelry which ensures the piece contains 92.5% pure silver with the remaining 7.5% typically copper used to ensure the durability and strength of the jewelry piece.

Our Silver Opal Rings can be crafted with any choice of Australian Opal a customer likes – from Australian Black Opals, Boulder opals, Fire Opals, Crystal Opals, White Opals and more!

In addition, we further enhance the value, durability and luxury of our silver jewelry by adding a brilliant finish to your piece with rhodium plating, which is very durable but is incredibly expensive and beautiful. https://vimeo.com/270624578.

Opal Engagement Rings and Opal Wedding Rings in White Gold

Australian Opal Cutters’ Silver Opal Rings are made with 100% Sterling Silver and genuine Australian Opals. Reputable jewellers will improve a hallmark of 925 on the piece of jewelry which ensures the piece contains 92.5% pure silver with the remaining 7.5% typically copper used to ensure the durability and strength of the jewelry piece.

Our Silver Opal Rings can be crafted with any choice of Australian Opal a customer likes – from Australian Black Opals, Boulder opals, Fire Opals, Crystal Opals, White Opals and more!

In addition, we further enhance the value, durability and luxury of our silver jewelry by adding a brilliant finish to your piece with rhodium plating, which is very durable but is incredibly expensive and beautiful. https://vimeo.com/270624578

Men’s Opal Engagement Rings

Australian Opal is popular across the gender divide, as each opal is individual and unique – unlike diamonds, emeralds or rubies – they have not developed “gendered stereotypes”. Australian Opal gemstones can be fashioned as masculine, feminine, modern or classic designed jewelry pieces with equal ease and adaptability.

Boulder Opals, in particular, looks fantastic on men when designed in a silver or leather bracelet or a beautiful Black Opal Engagement Ring that will blow away anyone who looks at it. In addition, Opal is conducive to a multitude of styles and tastes from Victorian to Art Deco or a modern/contemporary design for women's designs.

Since we handcraft and design most of our Opal Jewelry in-house at Australian Opal Cutters, we are entirely flexible for catering to any preferences. Particularly if you come into our Sydney CBD storefront, you can watch our master jewellers create your custom piece right in front of you.