Victorian 5 Stone Opal Diamond Ring Half Hoop

'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

These Opals are spectacular. Let me just say off the batt that I am not an Opal expert, but I find myself more and more drawn to their subdued charm. This Opal ring took me completely by surprise. It is a lovely but fairly typical five stone Victorian ring (sometimes called a Half Hoop), but there is nothing typical at all about these stones. When I put it on my hand I noticed right away that these lovely crystal opals had great fire and play of color, the colors changing from calm reds, oranges and blues to bright and flashing bold blues and greens. The most amazing thing, though, is the way that these opals appear lit from within. That is not some trick of photography or light, it is simply the brilliance and fire of these stones, they almost seem to provide their own light.

This is a truly lovely hand made English Victorian ring, all set in 18 karat gold. The opals weigh approximately 3.3 carats all together, the center stone measures 7.4 x 5.4 x 2.8 mm, the inner sides measure 6.4 x 4.5 x 2.3 mm, and the outer sides measure 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 mm. The overall measurements are 8 mm north to south, 19.5 mm across and the ring sits 5.3 mm off the finger. The ring is currently a size 8, this style is difficult but not impossible to re-size, but if you let me know your desired size, I'd be happy to find out if it could be re-sized for you. This unmarked ring has been acid tested to confirm the gold content, it weighs 3.3 grams.

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Item ID: RGA23592VA



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