Personalised Sand Cast
Rabaul Opal Ring
Rabaul (pronounced Ruh-bowl), Papua New Guinea has the most picturesque waters, filled with WWII shipwrecks, rainforests coming close to the waters edge, and surrounding volcanoes giving you a place like no other. This place is unforgettable. The Opal in this ring sparks the childhood memories of family vacations and adventurous diving, filled with excitement and aw.
Materials: Fine Silver, Australian Solid Opal (ethically sourced in Australia)
Opal Stone Meaning: ♥ Love ♥ Passion ♥ Faithfulness ♥ Peace ♥ Confidence
This Opal ring is an individual piece with no other like it. Each element has been hand carved into wax, then pressed into sand, and hot molten metal is poured into the sand to create the finished piece.
The images show different variations of the ring in different light settings, to show you glimpses of the opals unique and beautiful characteristics.
If you need help with sizing, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will gladly help you pick the size that's right for you.
If you are buying for a special occasion, make it extra special by allowing us to wrap it beautifully and send a hand written note. So before you check out, go to our gift wrapping and personalised message section to notify us of your selection and your message.
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New Ireland Stud Earrings - The thing I love most of all are my earrings! They are not only classy and elegant but are very practical! You can wear them with formal wear or casual gear! I’m so impressed with the clasp it’s very user friendly and reliable! I have even worn them with confidence under a motorcycle helmet! They would make a wonderful gift for a special person but be AWARE when you see them you won’t want to part with them!
Thank you so much Shea! The ring has arrived and it’s devine :) I love it!!
The founder behind Ensel Road: Shea Oberleuter
The idea for Ensel Road began with a small but ever evolving concept. As a hobby I enjoyed a spot of beading at home, that turned into a showcase of a small, hand-made collection at the local markets. But, I wanted to do more. Over the years it has transformed into designing and crafting jewellery using different experimental techniques, such as sand casting, enamelling and sculpting with wax. Being born in Papua New Guinea and having a diverse heritage, I wanted to incorporate my culture, add my experiences from living abroad, and collect all the inspiration from my travels, to bring new and exciting designs to life.
The meaning behind the name: Ensel Road
Ensel means “angel” or “spirit” in Pisin English. The name felt like it fit for the journey travelled thus far – and the road that has yet to be travelled.
This creative project has taken years to become the fully realised business that it is today. Like many others who take the plunge and invest all they have into their passion, I experienced many personal obstacles that gave me uncounted setbacks and trepidation. However, the people around me believed in me and my vision, my families support and encouragement drove me to be where I am today. During the moments that I felt were the most difficult, I was reminded of that little spark that I kept inside.
That is the essence of what Ensel Road means. Born from a simple passion and desire to see it through to the end, I kept that little light burning bright inside, always looking ahead, no matter what challenges I faced. Even though it may not look like the road in front of you will be an easy path to walk, remember that tiny light inside, your spirit, that will forever fuel your endeavours.
The values of Ensel Road
We strive to continually practice honourable business values, by ethically sourcing stones, using recyclable metals, packaging and other materials. We want to do our share by not only creating beautiful art, but by protecting our beautiful planet.
We also believe in giving back where we can, by donating $5 from every sale to a good cause. The charity we are currently supporting is Haus Pikinini, Papua New Guinea that provides orphaned children, with a home, security, medical care, shelter and food. Children deserve to be nurtured and loved unconditionally no matter where they come from, or what circumstance they face. They are our future and we need to make sure they know they are deserving of a bright destiny.
After exploring what the jewellery market had to offer, we found that our pieces featured superior workmanship. We are able to deliver high quality jewellery that is made to last, all within an accessible range of costs. Investing in our jewellery means being able to wear that favourite ring, necklace, or bracelet over numerous occasions. We sit in a niche pocket that is uncompromising in quality, sensibly priced, and stylish.
Ensel Road specialises in Limited Edition, Statement jewellery that complements your personal tastes. Usually if the item is sold out, only new refreshing pieces will replace them to avoid mass reproduction, giving each piece the ability to stand out on their own. This sentiment reduces the need for multiple layers of rings and necklaces. By practicing mindful shopping habits, your simple assortment of accessories transforms into your very own hand-picked collection of little treasures.