Antique Victorian Diamond and Opal Cluster Ring in 18k Gold and Silver

'All of Nature’s splendor seems to be reflected in the manifold opulence of fine Opals: fire and lightnings, all the colors of the rainbow and the soft shine of far seas. Its origins go back to a time long before our memory, to the ancient dream time of the Australian aborigines. It is reported in their legends that the creator came down to Earth on a rainbow, in order to bring the message of peace to all the humans. And at the very spot, where his foot touched the ground, the stones became alive and started sparkling in all the colors of the rainbow. That was the birth of the Opals.' - ICGA website

Set in silver, ten old European cut diamonds circle this nebulous cabochon cut opal like stars surrounding distant galaxies. Let me just say that while I am not an Opal expert, I do find myself more and more drawn to their subdued charm. This diamond and Opal ring took me completely by surprise, I just loved it!

This opal has fantastic fire and color with overall undertones of blue, green and purple and bright flashes of yellow, red and orange fire. The opal weighs about .9 carats and is prong set in 18 karat gold. The diamonds are clean with a 10x jewelers loupe and bright white and well color matched, they add up to about 1.4 carats total weight. The overall effect is quite dazzling! Made around 1900, this ring bears the mark ’18ct’ and tests as 18 karat gold with silver settings. It is a size 8.75 and could be carefully re-sized by a skilled jeweler to suit. The face of this ring measures 15.5 mm from north to south and 13 mm across, it sits 7 mm off the finger and weighs 4.2 grams.

Wearing this gorgeous cluster ring is like having a little bit of the cosmos, right there on your finger!

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Item ID: RGA20268VA



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