Phenomenal Antique Opal and Diamond Ring
While opals had been known and admired since around 4000 BCE and written about effusively through the Roman empire, it wasn't until the best quality stones were found in Australia in the 1860s that they truly began to boom in popularity. Queen Victorian was a known lover of opal, and this late Victorian ring would have been as coveted when it was new as it is now. Crisp, sparkling rose cut diamonds pop between each magical and fiery opal, all set into buttery, high karat gold. While trilogy rings are often chosen for anniversaries (the opals representing past, present, and future respectively), this ring would make a lovely wedding day "something old," or elevated stacking ring.
Please keep in mind that opals are not compatible with hand sanitizers/alcohols.
Very good antique condition with wear in line with age and use.
• 18k yellow gold, stamps worn but gold tested
• Size 7.25 (slightly out of round) and can be resized within one size
• Eight rose cut diamonds and three opals
• Face of ring measures 7.8mm wide, 19.6mm across, with a rise of 4.7mm; back of band measures 1.7mm wide and 0.8mm thick