I try not be gem-ist, that is prejudiced against or towards one gem or another. I really do love them all (okay, I’m not huge on Tanzanite, sorry!). In truth, I have a weakness for a fine specimen of any type; yet still, I find myself more and more susceptible to the ever exotic and sublime Opal. Not only are they beautiful, they are also pretty cool. Did you know that Opals are the result of ancient rain? The seasonal rains of the worlds semi-desert places create opals by carrying dissolved silica deep into the earth where it forms deposits in the cracks between layers of sedimentary rock. Imagine that, ancient rain, that you can wear on your finger!?
This fantastic Opal has a magnificent play of color and is cut in a tantalizing cabochon marquise. It’s blues and greens, oranges, yellows and reds can be seen dancing and glimmering in any light, from any angle. The luminous gem is set within a frame of Old European cut diamonds, 20 in all, which weigh approximately .05 carats each and add up to a total weight of 1 carat. The opal measures 13.5x6x4.1 mm and weighs approximately 1.5 carats. The overall ring measures 19.8 mm north to south and 11.6 mm across and sits 6.5 mm off the finger.
This hand crafted Edwardian stunner was beautifully made with a lovely looping gallery, most likely it is English and dates to about 1910. It is unmarked but tests as platinum in multiple spots. This size 6.4 ring could be re-sized to suit a new wearer, it weighs 2.8 grams.
This intriguing ring would make a fantastic engagement ring for that luminous lady in your life who is looking for something to match her style!
A note about opals: Due to their high moisture content, opals should be protected from drying out, they love to be worn as they get humidity from your skin, but when your not wearing them, it's best to keep them in a sealed plastic baggie!
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