- Opal Jewellery
- Unset Opals
FAQ: Are opals suitable for mens' rings? Do men wear opal rings? Are opals strong enough for a man's opal ring?
Opals are one of the world's most amazing gemstones, and men all over the world are taking advantage of opal's striking colours to create a unique, masculine piece of opal jewelry. However, it's important to do your research if you're thinking about buying a mens' opal ring or having a custom opal ring made. Since men are usually much harder on their jewellery, mens' rings usually need to be much harder wearing than ladies' rings.
Since opal is not as hard as diamonds (see caring for opal for more details), you do need to take precautions to ensure your opal doesn't get damaged. Opals rank at about 5 or 6 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness, whereas diamonds rank at 10. To put this into perspective, opals are about the same hardness as glass. There are a number of ways you can ensure the maximum security and durability of your opal. Much like opal engagement rings, you should consult the advice of experts before going ahead and buying an opal ring.
Opals Down Under has made hundreds of customised opal rings, and we've got mens' rings down to a fine art. Here are our tips to help you get the best out of your opal ring:
Due to the varying sizes of mens' fingers, we rarely stock mens' opal rings in-store, but rather prefer to have rings custom made to suit the client. Simply email us your ideas and we'll promptly draw up some designs for you.
The cost of your opal ring depends on the type of stone and setting you choose, as well as the size of your finger. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to talk about having a man's opal ring custom designed, we'd be more than happy to help. In the meantime, feel free to learn more about opals, or check out our current stock of opal rings.