Australian Opal Ring
Ohhhh! Australian opal doublet ring. So sparkly. Sterling silver. Size 7 1/2. One of a kind made one at a time.
What is a Doublet?
Doublets consist of two layers adhered together with glue:
A black backing which is made of either black industrial glass, black potch (colourless opal), hard plastic, brown ironstone or sometimes vitrolite.
A thin slice of opal (normally crystal opal or white opal). The thickness of the opal in a doublet can vary, however it is generally thicker than the opal found in a triplet. The edges of the slice of opal are generally rounded off (if there is enough opal) to give the stone a ca