Vintage French Opal Ruby Diamond Ring 18k Gold

$ 10,850.00

He went into the market to grab a bottle of wine, but the sun was setting and the electric lamps on the Champs-Elysées glowed yellow against a cherry-pink sky; so she said she’d wait for him outside. She wandered a few steps from the market and noticed a beautifully laid out window festooned in gold and diamonds that winked in the setting sun. Her eyes were immediately drawn to an opal ring, it was stunning and so unusual, like nothing she’d ever seen. The shop owner was emptying the window for the night but he caught her staring and held the ring up for her to get a better view. Her new husband came up behind her and put an arm around her.

He held a bottle of champagne in the other hand, her favorite kind, and he whispered in her ear, “do you need diamonds to go with your bubbles?”.

“No,” she said, “but I might need opals.”

This stunning Art Deco French ring was hand crafted in Paris around 1930. It is set with a gorgeous, glowing cabochon of Opal that seems to glow from within and contains all the fiery color of natures rainbow. The star of the show is an opal that measures 12.4x8.3x5 mm and weighs about 2.93 carats, it is surrounded by 20 calibre cut rubies (0.6 carats in all) and four bright white diamonds of 0.15 carats each (0.6 carats in all). The ring is made of 18 karat gold and the diamonds are set in platinum. The face of the ring measures 19.8 mm from north to south and 15.5 mm across, it sits 8.5 mm off the hand and is a size 6.5, it could be resized to suit. The ring weighs 4.6 grams and is marked to the outside of the band with the French eagle’s head mark, indicating a gold purity of 18 karat, we’ve also acid tested it for verification.

This beautifully crafted ring has a strong nod to the Egyptian revival style that was at the heart of Art Deco design, it’s a stunning piece that promises not to go unnoticed.

I offer a 3-5 payment layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!



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