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Dinosaur bone wedding ring with lab created opal inlaid in sterling silver by Hileman Silver Jewelry. 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 dinosaur bone and lab opal wedding ring measures 4.5mm wide and will be made to order in your exact ring size in 3 to 6 weeks. Just select your ring size from the drop down size menu and please include your phone number and due date in the "Note to Seller" box when ordering. This ring (style W134) has been a popular choice as a unique and unusual wedding ring.
About the dinosaur bone in this ring...
The Utah dinosaur gem bone in this wedding 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 in this ring...
The lab created opal in this wedding 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.
*When purchasing for a wedding ring, it is recommended that you upgrade to Continuum sterling silver for added durability and tarnish resistance. Read more here:
Wedding band style W134
Metal: Sterling silver (also available in white gold)
Inlay: Gray dinosaur bone with blue green lab opal
Width: 4.5mm at the top - 3.8mm at shank
Size: Made to order in sizes 4 to 11 (sizes over 11are an additional charge)
Completion time is 4 to 6 weeks depending on the work load.
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 or multiple jewelers 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. Our rings are made to order in your specified size and are NOT RETURNABLE.