Opal engagement rings are majorly trending with millennial brides-to-be. Opals are one-of-a-kind gemstones, vary in color, and can make a beautiful engagement ring within a budget realistic. We're smack in the middle of an opal resurgence, and more jewelry designers are now offering opal engagement rings in every shape, color, and size.
If you're looking for deep meaning with your engagement ring stone, look no further. Opals have incredible significance attached to them, dating back to the middle ages—it was believed opals had the power to make their wearer invisible. Known as "The Queen of Gems," Opals have traditionally belonged to those celebrating an October birthday. In recent years, opals have gained popularity among millennials— probably due to their unique nature, since no opal stone is like the other.
Opal engagement rings also carry a vintage, Art Deco vibe due to the stone's popularity in the late 19th century. Opals rose back into fashion when Queen Victoria became fascinated with them—she had her very own personal collection of opals, and often gave them away as gifts. Other famous opal lovers in history include Cleopatra and Empress Josephine. So, yeah, opal lovers you're in good company.
Ready to find your own opal engagement ring? Check out 50 of our favorites below.
Stella and Bow "Punta Vista" Ring
Opal colored stone set in 14k gold vermeil.
SHOP NOW: Stella and Bow, $80
Blue Nile Opal Rope Ring
Opal stone with rope detailing, set in sterling silver.
SHOP NOW: Blue Nile, $190
Reeds Jewelers Oval Opal Ring
Vintage-inspired opal ring set in 10k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Reeds, $199.99
Stone and Strand "Forever" White Opal Ring
White diamond and white opal set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Stone and Strand, $225
A Sweet Pear Fire Opal Ring With Bead Rope Design
Fire opal on beaded band, set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: A Sweet Pear, $258
Master Jewelry Shop Opal Diamond Engagement Ring
Opal stone with pavé band, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $329.27 from $411.50
Variance Australian Opal Small Ring
Australian opal set on 14k rose and white gold, and 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Variance, $608
Emi Conner Jewelry "Olivia" Australian Opal Ring
Australian opal with half-crown, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $388
Claire Kinder "Astral" Opal and Sky Blue Topaz Ring
Opal cabochon framed by diamonds and sky blue topaz, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Claire Kinder, $420
Diamond Fine Jewelry Genuine Opal Engagement Ring
Opal center stone framed by hexagonal pavé halo, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $396 from $495
Loren Stewart Oval Opal Signet Ring
Oval opal set in 10k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Loren Stewart, $455
Stud and Stuff Opal Bridal Ring Set
Ethiopian opal flanked by diamonds, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $632
Anne Sisteron White Opal Diamond Solitaire Ring
Opal solitaire framed by pavé halo, set in 14k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Anne Sisteron, $645
Zoë Chicco Opal & Sunburst Diamond Ring
Three teardrop opals and one white diamond, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Zoë Chicco, $540
Fade to Black Studio "Teardrop Shift" Ring
Australian opal set in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Fade to Black Studio, from $450
AuRate Diamond Halo Opal Ring
Opal center stone framed by pavé halo, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: AuRate, $650
Capucinne Opal Engagement Ring
Australian opal and diamond ring, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Capucinne, $650
Grace Lee Square Bezel Opal Ring
Square opal bezel set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Grace Lee, $685
Opal and Diamond Cocktail Statement Fashion Ring
White opal flanked by diamond accents, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $792
Jennie Kwon Opal Long Spear Ring
Opal center stone flanked by diamond accents and milgrain detail, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $810
Wwake Nestled Opal and Diamond Ring
A tiny diamond sitting atop a nestled opal, set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $477
Vale Jewelry Tropics Ring
Opals bisected by a row of diamonds, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Vale Jewelry, $850
Mociun Stacked Opal Ring
Opal cabochon stacked on top of a row of pavé diamonds, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Mociun, $985
Maya Brenner Triplet Ring With Diamond and Opals
Diamond center stone flanked by two opals, set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Maya Brenner, $1,200
Minimal VS Australian Opal Ring
Half moon Australian opal with diamond accent, set in gold.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $1,230
Sofia Zakia Opal "Wandering Star" Ring
Australian opal framed by diamond accents and celestial designs, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Sophia Zakia, $1,280
Opal Diamond White Gold Ring
Pear opal with diamond halo and flanks, set in 14k white gold.
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $2,846.25 from $3,795
Angara Pear Opal Ring With Diamond Halo
Pear opal with pavé halo and band, set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Angara, $1,439
Stone Fox Bride x Iconery Opal "Navette" Ring
Vertically stacked opals with diamond accents, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Stone Fox, $1,455
Kimberlin Brown x Love Adorned "Sea Anemone Cluster" Ring With Hidden Opal
Marquise opal and diamond accents, set in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $1,550
Allurez Cushion Cut Opal Solitaire Engagement Ring
Opal solitaire bezel set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Allurez, $1,733
Jacquie Aiche Pavé Blue Opal Kite + Round Opal Trinity Ring
Blue and white opals framed by pavé haloes, set in 14k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $1,970
Beverley K Opal Diamond and Sapphire Halo Ring
Opal center stone framed by diamond and blue sapphire haloes, set in platinum.
SHOP NOW: Beverly K, (price upon request)
Ascheron Opal Engagement Ring
Opal center stone framed by pavé halo and band, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Ascheron, $1,842.47
1880s Victorian Opal and Diamond Engagement Ring
Victorian opal ring with diamond accents, set in 14k yellow gold with platinum prongs.
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $2,250
Bario Neal Soma Opal Cabochon Ring With Champagne Halo
Opal cabochon framed by champagne diamond halo and band, set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, from $2,390
Luna Skye Solitaire Cushion Opal Eternity Ring
Opal center with pavé accents and eternity band, set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Luna Skye, $2,800
Kataoka "Sakura" Opal Ring
Opal center stone flanked by diamond accents set in 18k gold, by Yoshinobu Kataoka.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $3,180
Aardvark Jewellery 3 Stone Opal and Trillion Diamond Engagement Ring
Opal center stone with trillion diamond flanks, set in 18k gold.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $3,423.31
Yael Designs Rectangular Opal Ring
Rectangular opal framed by pavé halo and band, set in 18k white gold.
SHOP NOW: Yael Designs, $3,354
ManiaMania "Ritual" Solitaire Ring With Opal
Opal center with diamond accents and pavé band, set in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $3,800
Tomasz Donocik "Stellar Hook" Stone Ring With Pink Opal
Pink opal center framed by hook of white agate, Mozambique ruby, hematite, and pink opal baguettes, set in 18k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Tomasz Donocik, approximately $3,898.15
Cynthia Findlay Antiques Vintage Opal and Diamond Ring
Opal cabochon framed by diamond halo, set in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Cynthia Findlay Antiques, approximately $4,245.13
Jemma Wynne "Toujours" Opal and Diamond Ring
Opal center stone on diamond band, bezel set in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, $5,250
Anna Sheffield "Stardust Bea" Ring
Rectangular opal cabochon flanked by champagne diamond accents, set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, from $5,800
Nina Runsdorf Mini White Opal Flip Ring
Opal flip charm bezel set on 18k gold pavé band.
SHOP NOW: Olivela, $3,350
Vintage Opal and Diamond Yellow Gold Dress Ring
French opal bezel set on baguette diamond band, in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $7,020.66
Spinelli Kilcollin "Nembus" Ring
Opal solitaire set in 18k gold, linked with 18k yellow gold, rose gold, and rhodium-plated sterling silver bands set with black, grey, champagne, cognac, and white pavé diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Spinelli Kilcollin, $8,800
Michelle Oh "Hailey's" Ring
Oval opal accented with grain-set diamonds, in 18k white gold.
SHOP NOW: Michelle Oh, (price upon request)