When it comes to proposing marriage to your loved one, an important factor you need to consider is the engagement ring. Today, engagement rings are precious rings to signal a higher level of commitment to your partner. Choosing the best rings for engagement events can sometimes be difficult, especially if you don’t know the best option to go for. Although diamond rings are common, a lot of men now consider opal engagement rings because of the benefits attached to them.
Opals aren’t just gorgeous, they are also unique and personal. These stones are non-replicable and this explains why you should go for them if you want a one-of-a-kind type of ring for your partner. In the rest of this article, you’ll discover all you should know about opal engagement rings and how to buy suitable products on Masterpiece Jewellery.
Are opal engagement rings worth it?
At Masterpiece Jewellery, to answer the question above, we’ll say that opal engagement rings are certainly worth it. While that’s the truth, we won’t ignore the fact that this gemstone jewellery also has its weaknesses.
- The pros attached to using opal engagement rings are very significant. If you’re very familiar with opals, you should know that they have lustrous shine and brilliance. These factors make every opal product, including opal earrings, studs, and pendants, irresistibly charming.
- Another good thing about opal gemstone rings is that they are truly one-of-a-kind. These rings are unique because they have no substitute in terms of achieving better durability and a unique look.
- When compared to diamonds and other well-known centre stone alternatives, opal engagement rings are very inexpensive to purchase. At Masterpiece Jewellery, we have opal rings that sell for as low as $240. It’s easy to replace your engagement ring centre stone if you go for opals as they are less expensive.
The only drawback of opal engagement rings is that they’re not perfect and tend to scratch easily. This is most likely going to happen if you don’t care for your ring the right way.
Factors to consider when shopping for opal rings
Now that you’ve decided to shop for an opal ring for your upcoming engagement event, the next thing is to follow the tips below to find a suitable product.
- Your budget & Costs of opal rings
What budget do you have for your preferred opal engagement ring? While opal rings are generally more inexpensive than diamond rings, you need to understand that certain products, especially black opals, might cost you thousands of Australian dollars. If what you want is an inexpensive ring, you can choose from our list of white opal engagement rings.
- Play of colour
The play of colour (PoC) of the opal gemstone ring is another factor to look for when shopping for a suitable product. If you want a more valuable product, opal rings with red or fire play of colour will certainly make a good pick. According to experts, red/fire play of colours is generally more valuable than green or blue PoC.
- Body tone
You can also choose your preferred opal engagement ring based on “body tone”. In case you don’t know, opal body tone is the relative darkness of the background that contrasts with an opal’s PoC. The body tone is categorized into 9 different levels (N1 to N9). If you want the most valuable opal rings, you choose an engagement ring that falls between N1 to N4. If you’re currently on a budget, an opal ring between N7 to N9 will surely make a good pick.