To say this opal ring is a one-of-kind stunner is a blatant understatement. No matter how many times we photograph it, no photo does it justice. The 5.5 carat opal is otherworldly with its mostly blue-green fiery color plays. And the 1.5cts tw of full cut diamonds (J-K-L; VS) sparkle like tomorrow isn’t coming. We knew this ring was a show stopper when we first saw it on our laptop screen. But once it arrived. . . . we almost headed for the hills, yelling behind us, “Catch me if you can!” It’s that gorgeous.
As would have been typical for the time (Victorian era), the opal and diamonds are set in silver atop a gold mounting and shank. All the better for those diamonds to sparkle, my friend. There is evidence of a little crazing in the opal, but given its age, it’s in fantastic, better-than-expected condition.
The ring is currently a size 5.5 US but could be (gently) sized by our jeweler (for a fee – message for details prior to purchase) or by yours. We recommend using a jeweler with a laser welder, so the opal is exposed to as little heat as possible.
Was she owned by royalty? High society? She’s not talking. But oh if she could, the stories we bet she would tell. What say you add yours to her lineage next?