This stunning antique Opal and Diamond ring is utterly bewitching!
It's set in rich 18ct yellow Gold and features three graduated natural Opals and four chunky Diamond spacers. The Diamonds themselves are old mine cut so they twinkle and shine with a lovely antique charm, and the Opals are extremely bright and full of life.
All of the Opals are well-matched and beautifully smooth, with a white base colour and vibrant flashes of colour throughout the gemstones. The main play of colour is vivid neon green, turquoise and indigo, but they also have a more subtle orange glow from time to time as well.
The style of the setting is typically Victorian or possible Edwardian, whilst Opals were heavily "in vogue" during the Art Nouveau period- leading us to believe this ring most likely dates from the late 18th Century of early 20th Century.
The scrolled details to the shoulders give it a lovely antique finishing touch! All in all it's a superb quality ring with real magic about it! If you're a gem lover this could be the perfect ring for you.
ERA: Early 20th Century, c.1900
MEASUREMENTS/RING SIZE: UK Size I / US Size 4.5
Each diamond measures 2mm in diameter
The central Opal is 5mm in diameter, with the smaller Opals on the flanks each measuring 3.5mm in diameter
The stones sit 5mm proud from the finger when worn
The band is 2mm thick
Resizing available on request - just send us a message to enquire!
MATERIALS: 18ct Gold, Diamond, Opal
HALLMARKS: Stamped "18ct".
VERY GOOD: This gorgeous ring is in fantastic condition. The Opals are absolutely gorgeous and smooth to the touch with no damage visible to the naked eyes. The Gold of the band and setting is also wonderful, with only very light wear to the back of the band, as you might expect from an antique ring. One of the smaller Opals has a tiny chip near one of the claws so it is very discreet, and is not noticeable when worn. The Opal is still structurally sound and has no cracks or crazing. The claws are immaculate and all of the stones are held firmly in place, so this ring can be worn and enjoyed with confidence. A delightful ring that's a real joy to wear!