All our diamond opal vintage antique rings
A wonderful play of colour, with dominant blues, greens and yellows is displayed in this cabochon crystal opal. With a generous weight of 7ct, its a very appropriate size to mount a cocktail ring. First crafted in the 18th century, paste gemstones were made to stimulate the look of natural gemstones, usually cut and faceted from leaded glass. This ring's Edwardian heritage is responsible for the cluster of paste gemstones, which are relatively rare nowadays and a true marker of an antique ring. Please view the technical details below. If you have any questions, or to book an appointment to view this ring, please contact us using the following options. Place Of Origin:England Date & Design Period:Circa 1900 | Edwardian Metal Composition:Yellow Gold Stone Composition:Opal: 7ct (estimated)Length 20mm; Width 12.5mm; Depth 5.8mm Band Size: UK L 1/2 / US 6. Single complimentary re-size available. This ring can easily be re-sized. Front Head Dimensions:Length 24.5mm; Width 19mm; Height of setting 8mm Condition and Wear:Excellent; minor wear commensurate with age. All stones, including opal centre stone, checked and secure. Safely set within each settings, claws fully covering each paste stone. No damage to the setting. No scratches, crazing or chips to the opal, recently polished. Caring for Jewellery
This magnificent Australian opal amounts to an impressive 5.06ct and showcases the soft-pastel play of colour that opals are renowned for. It is further elevated by a cluster of VS1 diamonds which complement the opal's natural allure. Tapered shoulders are worked into the ring’s 18ct white gold basket under-carriage, an emblem of the late 20th century. The setting of this ring is elegantly understated, designed to draw all attention to the captivating face of this extraordinary piece. With its mesmerising opalescence, exceptional brilliance and generous proportions, this ring is the ultimate cocktail ring, a true statement of sophistication and glamour. Please view the technical details below. If you have any questions, or to book an appointment to view this ring, please contact us using the following options. Place Of Origin:United Kingdom Date & Design Period:Circa 1970 | Late 20th century Metal Composition:18ct white gold. Hallmarks for; 18ct gold, London and the year 1976. Stone Composition: OpalAustralian Opal: 5.06ct (estimated)Length 17.4mm; Width 14.5mm; Depth 3.5mm Treatment: Untreated (assessed by our GIA qualified gemologist). The opal is from the lighting-ridge mines of Australia. Diamond Total diamond weight: 1.00ct (estimated). Average Clarity; VS1. Colour; F/G. Cut; round brilliant-cut. All matching and original to the ring. Band Size: UK L 1/2 / US 6. Single complimentary re-size available. This ring can easily be re-sized. Front Head Dimensions:Length 16.9mm; Width 16.9mm; Height of setting 5.5mm Condition and Wear:Excellent; minor wear commensurate with age. All claws intact, no damage to the setting. No scratches to the opal, no crazing or cracks; recently polished. Caring for Opal Jewellery
A play-of-colour resembling that of an artist’s palette, this mesmerising opal gemstone is completely natural, formed by mother nature. I have always found opals as gemstones truly inspiring. Opals are formed when rainwater carries silica into hollows and fissures in ground rocks. As time goes by the silica molecules create a lattice structure, and as light passes through it, it diffracts and splits into different colours. This simple explanation belies the true splendor of opals and their explosions of rainbow colour, no two of which are the same. This ring is set with a superb opal showing an astonishingly intricate and vivid play of colour, like the feathers of a kingfisher. This mesmerizingly beautiful stone is set within an organically textured mount, which complements it beautifully. A superb jewel to be savoured and worn on special occasions to best preserve its iridescent beauty. Please view the technical details below. If you have any questions, or to book an appointment to view this ring, please contact us using the following options. Place Of Origin:England Date & Design Period:Circa 1980 | Vintage Metal Composition:18ct yellow gold Stone Composition:Cabochon Opal: 10ct (estimated)Length 16.7mm; Width 13.1mm; Depth 7.2mm Band Size: UK I / US 4.25. Single complimentary re-size available. This ring can easily be re-sized down or up to any size. Front Head Dimensions:Thickness of Band 13.1mm; Width across the finger; 18.8mm | Height of setting 810mm Condition and Wear:Excellent; minor wear commensurate with age. Opal stone secure, safely set within gold claws fully covering the stone, no damage to the setting or opal. Very minor scratches due to age. There are no major marks or scratches that we feel necessary to mention. All of our jewellery is professionally cleaned prior to us listing it. Our Collection of Captivating Cabochon Gemstones. Or, Looking for the Ultimate Party Ring? Shop Cocktail Rings What does my gemstone mean? Opal Opal is a gemstone with a heavy symbolic attachment. It has long been a symbol of hope, purity, and truth and its characteristic prismatic appearance grants it a reputation of nothing less than enchanting. In folklore, it was thought to be the rarest and most powerful gem. A great symbol of love, that was even referred to as the Cupid Stone. This romantic connotation has led some to believe that it has properties that promote romance and passion. Caring for Opal Jewellery
This Art Deco cocktail ring features an iridescent opal with a scalloped collar, lined with two tracks of decadent diamonds. The use of both a precious stone and diamonds is very typical of the Art Deco period and epitomises the opulence and extravagance that was popular at the time.The elongated ovular shape of this gemstone is feminine, flattering and undeniably elegant. This is a beautiful vintage ring and would be well paired with a shimmering cocktail dress and some gold earrings! Please view the technical details below. If you have any questions, or to book an appointment to view this ring, please contact us using the following options. Place Of Origin: United Kingdom Manufacture Date & Period:Circa 1925 | Art Deco Metal Type:Platinum & 18ct Gold Stone Composition:Opal: approximately 2.2ct Length 16.2mm; Width 8mm; Depth 3mm Total diamond weight: 1.1ct total Band Size:UK L 1/2 / US 6 Single complimentary re-size available. This ring can easily be re-sized up to any size. Front Head Dimensions: Length 24mm; Width 17.2mm; Height of Setting 6.8mmCondition & Wear: Excellent; Wear commensurate with age. There are no major marks or scratches that we feel necessary to mention. All of our jewellery is professionally cleaned prior to us listing it. Caring for Opal Jewllery
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can a ring be re-sized?
Yes, most of our rings can be re-sized; unless stated in the item description. Simply add your required size in the notes section at checkout, and our team will take care of the rest!
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How long does re-sizing take?
Please allow an additional 5 to 10 working days to the delivery time. If you require your order for a particular date, please get in touch as soon as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate.
Can I purchase a ring and later return it to be re-sized?
Yes, we do. For example, if you have recently purchased a vintage engagement ring online, but it is not quite the right size for your partner, we can resize it. There is no additional charge for this but the buyer is responsible for the return postage and insurance upon return.
Does the ring come with a certificate?
While most of our rings are accompanied by gemological certificates, it is possible to provide a certificate to rings which don’t already have a certificate. There is an additional charge for this. All of the rings are checked and examined by a professional gemologist before they reach the website.
Do you ship items internationally?
Yes, we provide free international express shipping on all online orders. Local taxes and duties may apply. However, we currently do not ship to the following territories: Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Israel, Lithuania, North Korea, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Turkey, etc.
How long will it take for the ring to arrive?
For all vintage and antique ring UK orders, orders are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 1-2 business days for your order to arrive. For orders from all other countries, orders are shipped via FedEx or DHL, the working day after the payment has cleared.
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