Gray dinosaur bone and lab created opal ring in sterling silver by Hileman Silver Jewelry
Dinosaur bone and lab created opal ring in sterling silver by jewelry artisan Mark Hileman. The ring is inlaid with 4 pieces gray dinosaur bone with black webbing alternating with 3 pieces of blue-green lab created opal. This handmade gem dinosaur bone and lab opal inlay ring measures 6mm wide and will be made to order in your exact ring size in 3 to 6 weeks. This ring (style M200) has been a popular choice as a unique and unusual wedding ring for men.
About the dinosaur bone...
The Utah dinosaur gem bone in this ring came from the Colorado Plateau and was a living animal during the Jurassic Period around 144 to 208 million years ago. The dinosaur bone we use in our rings is usually referred to as “gembone”. It is actually not dinosaur bone but is a combination of minerals that replaced the bone structure over time. Dinosaur bone is found in a rainbow of colors with the webbing color and cell size varying greatly from piece to piece. The varying cell size and colors create some truly unique patterns and virtually one of a kind pieces of dinosaur bone jewelry. The fossilized dinosaur bone can be composed of many different minerals including agate, jasper and calcite. The gembone color is determined by the combination of minerals present when the fossilized bone formed. Some colors are more rare than others with multicolor cells in a nice pattern being the most sought after. High quality dinosaur bone has a hardness of 6-7 on the Moh’s scale. Top grade gem dinosaur bone is eventually going to become impossible to get because, as you might have guessed, they aren’t making it any more.
About the lab created opal...
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.
**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.
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!
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. 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.
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