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Vintage 1970s cabochon australian opal ring, 18ct yellow gold

$11,600.00
SKU: ARB-896

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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.

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.

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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.


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Vintage 1970s cabochon australian opal ring, 18ct yellow gold

$11,600.00

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.

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.

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