Retro Opal and 14kt Yellow Gold Pyramid Ring (Vintage)
Opals were believed by the ancients to symbolize fidelity and assurance. We think the opal symbolizes beauty, that’s for sure. Other mystical properties? Well, you’ll have to decide that for yourself. You can read up here in our blog post all about the opal and its history, myths and legends. We do find it interesting that our Retro friends in the 1950’s decided to build their mini pyramid out of opals. It’s like a wearable mystical treasure-trove right on your finger.
What We Love About It:
Well, we like to believe that stones do have special properties, even if it’s only making us smile, but we also love the symbolism of the pyramid here. Strength, ingenuity and eternity represented all in one small package. We love the statement that comes with the height of the ring and the delicate shoulders – a very cool combination.
The ring is made out of 14kt gold and is tied to the Retro Modern period. The center, top-most opal measures 5mm. The other 56 round opals each measure 2mm in diameter. The opals have good color, many flashing blue and green and an unusual amount of orangy-salmon. It’s currently sized to a 6.5 US/M.5 UK but could easily be sized up or down by our jeweler or yours (we recommend using a jeweler with a laser welder for sizing this ring).
Have a statement you want to make? Maybe this ring is your vehicle for that, just like those ancient Egyptians.