Australian opal, lapis and sapphire wedding ring set by Hileman
His and hers Australian opal and lapis wedding ring set with 2 channel set blue sapphires. This is a unique and perfectly matched wedding ring set. His wedding ring has two high quality princess cut blue sapphires with a total weight of .30 carats. The inlaid blue lapis in the man's wedding band harmonizes nicely with the dark blue Australian opals blue and green fire and perfectly matches the woman's band. This man's ring measures about 6mm wide and is shown in a size 11 for scale. This ring will be made to order in your specific ring size. It is hand signed "MMH" by Mark McBride Hileman on the inside of the ring. To purchase the mans ring separately go to this link: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=712081
Her wedding ring also features 2 channel set blue sapphires accented by inlaid lapis and Australian opal. The two princess cut blue sapphires have a total weight of .16 carats and are high quality. Her wedding band measures about 5.5mm wide and is shown in a size 7 for scale. It will take 3 to 6 weeks to make the ring set in your ring sizes. To purchase the lady's ring separately go to this link: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=712089
This set may also be ordered in his and his or hers and hers combinations. Contact me for price details. It is also recommended that you upgrade to Continuum sterling silver for wedding rings or daily wear rings. It is more durable than standard sterling silver and it also tarnish resistant. Read more here:
Lapis Lazuli has been highly valued for many thousands of years. The most famous locality for fine quality lapis lazuli is the same ancient deposit high in the mountains of Afganistan where it was originally mined at least 6000 years ago.
The value of lapis is determined almost exclusively by color, with deep, intense, blue with violet tones being at the apex. Fine grained, uniform specimens, such as the ones used in these rings, attain a smooth highly polished surface not seen in lower grades. Calcite inclusions always lower the value, but pyrite inclusions enhance it in the minds of many collectors and jewelry lovers. The quality of polish, and the artistry of fashioning are also factors in value. As you can see from the photos, this is very high grade lapis with no calcite and a few specks of pyrite in some of the pieces.
Opal has been mined worldwide, however, Australia accounts for 96% of all commercial opal and is the main source of precious opal. Australian Opal is mined in many locations throughout New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. The main areas of production are Mintabie, Lightning Ridge, Coober Pedy, Andamooka and Queensland. Most opal in Australia is found in Cretaceous rock with one exception; opal from the Mintabie area is found in Paleozoic rock. Australian Opal may form in vertical or horizontal seams in the sandstone as well as in fossilized formations. Because of the unique conditions under which opal is formed, it is nearly impossible to find two opals exactly the same. Opal is the only gemstone known to man to have the natural ability to diffract light. An opals color is created when the voids between the particles split light entering the stone. The size and alignment of the spheres and voids, as well as the light source, determines the colors produced. To view an opals color play at its best, the light source must be coming over your shoulder. An opals color can cover the full spectrum of the rainbow.
First Item: $18.00
Additional Items: $5.00
Welcome to Hileman Silver Jewelry!
Hileman Silver Jewelry is focused on quality not quantity. Every piece of Hileman jewelry is handmade in our studio with the highest quality materials and finest craftsmanship available.
Prices listed are for the item as detailed in the description. The "sample" rings may have already sold in the size listed. If so, a matching ring will be made in your size. Special orders and are usually completed in 3 to 6 weeks. Please include your size needed in the "Note to Seller" section at checkout. Special order inlay requests or ring size changes may incur additional charges. Men's ring sizes over 11 and women's sizes over 8 require a price adjustment. Please contact us prior to ordering if you wish to make changes and we will give you a price quote. We make every effort to keep our inventory up to date but some pieces may have recently sold and have not been updated. If this is the case, we will contact you immediately and confirm that you are willing to wait for us to make another one.
Please include your phone number and due date in the "Note to Seller" section at checkout. Phone numbers are required for international customs forms and may be helpful to UPS if a problem occurs while trying to deliver your package.
Payment methods accepted are credit cards, cashier's check, money order and PayPal. Orders will not be shipped until funds are verified. Payment by cashier's check or money order may delay your order by one week. Special orders are usually completed in 3 to 6 weeks. Express shipping is available for an additional charge.
Orders will be shipped via UPS unless an alternate method is agreed upon. Shipping and insurance will be an additional charge based on the value of the item purchased. US orders only unless we are contacted first for approval. Buyer is responsible for all duty fees and taxes on international shipments.
Please include your phone number in the "Note to Seller" section at checkout. This is required for international customs forms and is helpful to UPS if a problem occurs while trying to deliver your package.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are allowed on STOCK items within 10 days. Please call or email us within the 10 days with your intention of returning the item. Items returned AFTER 10 days must be in new condition and will receive a shop credit only. No returns after 14 days for any reason. SPECIAL ORDER SIZES, SPECIAL REQUESTS AND CUSTOM PIECES ARE NOT RETURNABLE. Please notify us immediately if you receive your item and it has been damaged in shipment or if it does not meet your expectations.
Ship returns to:
The Hileman Collection
42107 N. Mountain Cove Dr.
Anthem, AZ 85086
Additional Policies and FAQs
RING SIZING -- VERY IMPORTANT!!
Inlay rings are difficult to re-size without damaging the inlay. If you need the ring in a size other than the size listed on the item, a new matching ring will be custom made in your finger size. We have done this for 40 years with no complaints about the accuracy of the match. It is very important that you give us your correct size when ordering as it is difficult to adjust the size without using a laser welder and risking damage to the ring. The paper finger sizers you might find on the internet and print out are not accurate. We have experimented and found that they vary from 1/4 to 3/4 of a size in error. Please visit a local jeweler and get your finger sized properly. We depend on you, the customer, to provide us with the correct size so please do not estimate or guess. Special order size rings are NOT RETURNABLE. If you are giving the ring as a gift, we suggest purchasing the stock ring (if not sold) for presentation and visiting a jeweler to get your finger sized asap. Then order the ring in the special order size and return the stock ring for matching. Please notify us if the ring is a gift and you might be returning it for another size so we can have the materials ready to speed up the process of making a new one.
Prices listed are for the item as detailed in the description. Special order inlay requests or ring size changes may incur additional charges. Men's ring sizes over 11 and women's sizes over 8 require a price adjustment. Please contact us prior to ordering if you wish to make changes and we will give you a price quote.
REACTION TO COPPER
Sterling silver may react with your body chemistry and turn your finger green where the ring contacts the skin. If you have a tendency to react to silver you might want to consider ordering our jewelry in stainless steel or tarnish resistant Continuum sterling silver upgrade. Please understand that we have no way of knowing if you are part of the small percentage of the population that could experience the "green finger" reaction. We do not accept special order ring size returns due to a copper reaction. Should this occur a simple fix is to paint the inside of the ring with clear nail polish to create a barrier between your skin and the silver. Reapply as needed.