Antique Edwardian Opal Diamond Ring 18k Gold

Unmistakably Dutch, the tall woman ordered her double espresso at Café Thijsseen off the Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam. As she reached for her warm caffeine fix, a flash like a summers day caught my eye, her hand showing a ring adorned in opals and diamonds. It was a simple transaction between the barista and this strangely elegant dutch woman. And yet, the play of light on her finger laid a mystery. How did this Edwardian gem come to her? I gazed and wondered as she walked off toward the east and the sun-drenched canal beyond, what adventures lay in her future and where that ring might find itself another 100 years or so. Before the thought could pass my lips and questions could be asked or answers uncovered, she strode away, entirely and blissfully unaware of her audience, and into the sun and warmth of a dreamy Amsterdam day.

This opal and diamond Edwardian gold ring was handcrafted in Birmingham, England, in 1908. It is a size 8 US and was made in a warm 18 karat yellow gold. It holds three large, perfectly matched cabochon opals accented by four sparkling rose cut diamonds. The larger center opal measures 7.1 x 4.7 x 1.9 mm and the two side opals measure 5.8 x 4.5 x 1.2 mm and 5.5 x 4 x 1.3 mm with a total approximate weight of .6 carats. The ring face measures 8.9 mm x 18 mm, sits 4.5 mm off the finger and the band width is 3.5 mm at the back. This elegant piece is fully hallmarked and bears the crown mark for England, the gold purity mark “18” for 18 karat gold, the anchor for Birmingham, the date letter, “i” for 1908, and a maker’s mark that reads, “F.H.L.”.

Full of a lifetime and more of adventures yet to come, let this Edwardian stunner give you the moment in the sun you deserve!

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