Gray Dinosaur Bone Ring with Lab Created Opal in Sterling Silver

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Gray Dinosaur Bone Ring with Lab Created Opal in Sterling Silver

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Laboratory created opal and gray dinosaur bone ring handmade in sterling silver by Hileman Silver Jewelry. The four pieces of gray dinosaur bone with black webbing are separated by 3 pieces of lab created opal. The dinosaur bone in this ring has several shades of gray with just a hint of taupe in some spots mixed with black webbing. The unique fossilized dinosaur gem bone in this ring came from the Morrison Formation in the Colorado Plateau and was a living dinosaur during the Jurassic Period around 144 to 208 million years ago. The lab created opal is a nice blue-green with lots of fire. Special care was taken when selecting and cutting the lab opal to make it look as much like natural opal as possible. The lab created opal in this ring is a top quality synthetic opal grown under laboratory conditions. The manmade opal's chemical composition is the same as natural opal with the exception of water content. Australian opal contains about 4% water and lab created opal contains no water. Instead the water is replaced with resin. The resin gives the synthetic opal more durability and helps to resist cracking. Laboratory grown opal gives you all the fire and colors of top grade natural opal at a much more affordable price with increased durability.

This bold dinosaur bone ring measures about 10mm wide at the top and is shown in a size 10 1/2 for scale. This ring will be made to order in your ring size in 4 to 6 weeks- depending on the work load. This ring style is also a popular choice for a man's wedding ring. This ring is style number M210ssGrayDinoLabOpal. A matching woman's band (or gent's) could be made to make a nice dinosaur bone wedding ring set. You can also watch a video of the this ring on my YouTube channel-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIKRytpwXh4&list=PL_xjbkH-ZfmrNwkGtlVCGPn15tiPsF6-J&feature=share

To order please include your RING SIZE in a note at checkout or email me with the size needed. Please add your DUE DATE and your PHONE NUMBER as well. Your phone number will be added to the UPS shipping label in case of delivery issues.

**I recommend upgrading to Continuum sterling silver for all wedding ring or heavy wear jewelry. It will be much more durable than standard sterling silver and should extend the life of your jewelry. Read more about this great new metal option here:
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/HilemanSilverJewelry/6565748/upgrade_to_continuum_sterling_silver/handmade/jewelry/custom_design

Most of my rings can be made in stainless steel as well as 14k white or yellow gold for an additional charge. Contact me with your ring size for a price quote.

Please take a look at my shop policies and information page before ordering!


Finger Size
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 so please do not use them. We have experimented and found that they vary from a 1/4 size to a full size in error. Please visit a local jeweler (or two) and get your finger sized properly. You should use a sizer that is similar in width to the ring you intend to purchase. 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.

Mark Hileman produces high quality sterling silver rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets inlaid with turquoise, sugilite, dinosaur bone, Australian opal, gem silica, lapis and other colorful stones. Every piece of jewelry is handmade in Mark's studio in Arizona. The focus is on quality not quantity-using only the best materials and craftsmanship. You will immediately see and feel a difference in the quality. Nice heavy weight silver castings, inlay that is precisely fit with no ugly gaps and a superior polish to show off the stones' natural beauty.

Thank you for visiting my Artfire shop and supporting handmade!

Check out more of my dinosaur bone rings for men!
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/HilemanSilverJewelry/0/0/367383

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

Dinosaur bone is my new favorite! I love all the colors and patterns available to create some awesome jewelry.

Materials Used

The dinosaur bone used in this ring is some of the hardest bone I have ever used. It is a joy to work with and polishes very well. I expect this dinosaur bone to hold up very well and resist chipping and cracking.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Dinosaur bone, bone, lab created opal, sterling silver, fossilized dinosaur bone, opal

Color: Grey

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Canada
First Item: $35.00
Additional Items: $5.00

United States
First Item: $18.00
Additional Items: $5.00

Policies

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.
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Payment

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.


Shipping

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:

Mark Hileman
The Hileman Collection
42107 N. Mountain Cove Dr.
Anthem, AZ 85086
(623) 518-6588

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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.

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