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Antique Opal and Gold Ring

Antique Opal and Gold Ring

Regular price $750.00 USD
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A rainbow is swimming in this gorgeous antique opal ring! A beautifully proportioned opal cabochon is centered with cardinal prongs (north, south, west and east) in an 18k white gold setting. The opal features a transparent orange body, typical of Mexican jelly opals, with a “contra luz” color flash seen when the gem interacts with light. The color play is astounding, with every color of the rainbow ignited within the body of the opal, having painterly brush-stroke like patterns. This ring hails from the 1920s and has been tenderly well-cared for in its lifetime. It is in wonderful condition and ready for a new owner. This ring could be a perfect alternative engagement ring, gift for someone with an October birthstone or simply a present for an antique jewelry lover.

Opal is a fascinating gem: it grows in a different manner than most other crystalline gems, developing over millions of years from the fusion of silica spheres in water-rich environments below the surface of the earth. Opals are actually the oldest gemstone on earth; most are more than 60 million years old! While fascinating to look at and wear and treasured around the world for their dynamic patterns and play of color, opals should be cared for lovingly as they are softer than other gemstones.

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Central opal cabochon measures 11.0mm tall and 8.0mm wide and weighs 1.53 carats (calculated by measurement.) Setting rises 7.7mm off the finger. At back of ring, narrowest part of ring shank measures 1.8mm.

Ring size 7.5 / UK P. If needed, this ring may be sized either up or down a few sizes by your jeweler. 

Excellent condition

18k (stamped)

2.5 grams

This ring will be shipped in a luxe, custom-made velvet and grosgrain ribbon ring box. Shown in last image are a sample of the variety of colors and shapes; one will be selected for you.

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