Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring
Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring

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Antique 14k 0.81 CT Australian Crystal Boulder Opal in Swirled Split Shank Ring

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General Information:

  • US Size: 5.75
  • Total Carat Weight: 0.81 ct
  • Precious Metal Weight: ~2.00 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k yellow gold
  • Dimensions: 9.13 mm north to south (width) on the ring face; 5.05 mm rise from the finger (depth); shoulders taper from ~8.91 mm wide to 2.02 mm at the base of the shank
  • Weight: 3.26 grams
  • Markings: 14K
  • Era: Given the setting style, the construction techniques of the mounting, the stone cut and proportions, as well as the history of opal mining in Australia, we estimate that the ring is believed to date to the early 20th century. Of note, the classic style of the mounting actually has roots in the 1700s, but remained popular throughout the entire 20th century. Without knowing an exact provenance, we cannot ascertain a more precise date range beyond what our years of collecting, dealing, learning and refining our expertise enables us to determine.
  • Buyer Notes: This ring has become a very fast favorite because of its incredible display of colors and flash. PRIOR to its procurement for this shop, it was evaluated by a GIA graduate gemologist and was sold to the shop by a GIA-accredited platform. However, it is so rare in color and shape, that we had it looked at by several industry professionals for other opinions. All have asserted that, indeed, the stone is genuine. One clue is its whitish-cream base/back, visible in some photos, which is substrate remnants of its sandstone host rock from which it was mined. Another clue is its surface texture, also visible in some photos upon close inspection, which shows ever so slight natural ‘stippling’, characteristic of wear to natural stone over time and affectionate use. Please keep in mind that a certificate and/or documentation does NOT come with your purchase.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Opal
  • Center Stone Count: One (1)
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 6.26 x 6.10 x 3.75 mm ( measured within mount so as to preserve integrity)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: 0.81 ct ( by formula per the specific gravity of opal)
  • Center Stone Shape: Square Cabochon Cut

The Story:

Beautifully finished by hand, this 14 karat gold statement ring features an outstanding opal gemstone cut in a unique square cabochon that highlights the stone’s inner glowing colors. The opal is affixed by four prongs at the cardinal directions and framed by spilt shoulders that recall the organic swells of the acanthus plant. Acanthus motifs have been a favorite motif in the decorative arts for thousands of years, across cultures, time and people. It is a deeply symbolic form meant to represent abundant life and rebirth, as the acanthus has an unparalleled ability to thrive in even the harshest of conditions.

The central opal is an Australian boulder opal, as divulged by its vivid pink and yellow primary body colors, though the sandstone backing (the ‘boulder’ component) has been carefully removed. Boulder opal mining began in Queensland in 1869, but was not widely circulated or favored on the gem market until the last decade of the 19th century. In the earliest era of the boulder opal mining trade, it was common to remove the host rock backing so as to expose the crystal opal inside. This was a common practice, as traders believed that removing the sandstone that originally housed the opal actually elevated its aestheticism, since removing the opaque portion allowed light to dance through and animate the kaleidoscope of colors and patterns within.

From the sides, the opal glows with deep yellows and golden colors, some angles showing greenish turquoises and warm blues. The face of the opal exhibits violets and pinks, and when in motion, appears to billow in exaggerated jewel tones that flicker and fluctuate with every glance. Please note that in indoor, incandescent light, the stone appears light baby pinkish-peach, and when in direct sunlight, the colors notably invigorate in depth and presence. When shaded outdoors, the stone almost takes on a purplish-blue tonality. The color play is undeniable, and is a rainbow of sophisticated chroma.

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