- US Size: 5.75 and sizable within reason
- Total Carat Weight: 3.03 ctw
- Precious Metal Weight: Approximately 3 dwt
- Precious Metal Material: This piece acid tests for 10-12k rich rose gold, with a warm coppery undertone and desirable patina
- Dimensions: This ring faces up 20.50 mm north to south. The main opal setting is about 8.55 mm east to west. The shoulders taper from 9.55 mm at the base of the opal/prong setting to about 2.50 mm at the base of the shank.
- Weight: An outstanding 4.95 grams
Era: This ring is believed to date to between about 1890 and 1900, give or take about 10 years at most.
Buyer Notes: This ring is an unmentionably rare find and a glorious collector’s piece from the last year(s) of the 19th century. Its colors are celestial and as inspiring as the historic context from which the ring emerges. It is Imbued with boldness and fierce femininity, an adornment that is both artfulness and unapologetic. It makes for the perfect statement ring: timeless and utterly sublime.
- Center Stone Type: Opal
- Center Stone Count: One (1)
- Center Stone Carat Weight: 2.70-3.35 ct, by formula per the specific gravity of opal; this places the carat weight at a conservative average of 3.03 carats
- Center Stone Dimensions: 20.00 x 7.85 x 3.40 mm, as measured within setting as mounting permits
- Center Stone Shape: Elongated marquise cabochon cut
- Center Stone Color: Blue-white body color, much more heavily pale bluish than white, with intense flashes of rainbow colors; colors vivify in and vary under when viewed in different light sources, true to opals' captivating tendencies
- Center Stone Clarity: Superb play-of-color; some crazing present
A surprisingly rare design, this knuckle-spanning statement ring features an elongated marquise cabochon opal encircled by a beguiling halo of claw prongs that wrap the perimeter of the opal so as to be visible from all angles. The opal is magnificent in its play of color, with a bluish to white body color that leans far more crisp blue than white. This stone simply cannot be captured in photographs, and utterly beams with wildly vibrant flecks of lime green, turquoise blue, chartreuse yellow, apricot and peach, warm pink and violet. The stone is ever so slightly crazed, as can be seen in very certain lights and angles but is absolutely wearable and is not at all loose within the mounting. This ring is one of the most exceptional that this shop has had the privilege of offering for sale, despite its elegantly simple design. This animated opal will, without the faintest doubt, make your jaw drop!
As a true Victorian treasure, this ring exudes the romanticism that dominated the era’s aesthetics. The tapered band offers a very comfortable fit, and is fabricated in the warm rose gold that was popular during the 19th century, a tone achieved with a gold and copper alloy that is no longer created today. The single ethereal gem sits within the clutches of claw prongs that punctuate its curved perimeter and emphasize the rather large stone size. Though this ring is believed to date to about the late 1890s, its appeal quietly recalls both the Gothic Revivalism of the 1860s, as expressed through the arcs and buttress-like effect of the setting.
The ring’s opal proudly foregoes modesty in favor of absolute opulence, and displays an abundance of fire. In typical indoor incandescent light, it appears as a mid-tone sky blue with some white body-color undertones, while in indoor LED light, it appears a slightly richer blue with more variations of color evident. When viewed in natural sunlight, the chroma of the stone explodes into a rainbow of otherworldly jewel tones of violet to electric blue, magenta to apricot, and golden yellow to flashes of lime green. From every angle, the wearer is gifted a lively new color-story in sultry contrast to the warm, pinkish gold backdrop. This opal shows signs of crazing under 60x magnification and higher, which is a very common and natural occurrence in such softer gems, and though certainly worthy of mentioning, does not render the stone any less magical.
Given their composition and organic formation, opals are more delicate gems and have Mohs hardness of 5-6.5. While this general knowledge should be kept in mind by the next caretakers, it simply a reminder to enjoy this ring with appropriate care regarding its approximate 130 year age and its generations' worth of love. A late Victorian jewel, this piece will be the pinnacle of any collection, a prize to the opal-lover, and a striking heirloom in its next home.
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