SOLD: Lightning Ridge black opal ring, hand engraved, circa 1920


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I feel privileged to own – and offer for sale – this stunning Lightning Ridge black opal ring made in about 1920.

It features really intense moving green spots on a bright blue ground, with flashes of yellow on the sides. The pattern reminds me of confetti or stars – there are fireworks happening all over the stone.

It’s wonderful from whatever angle you look at it. The nine-carat rose gold mount – handcrafted and skilfully engraved on the sides – would have been made in Australia.

It is becoming increasingly hard to find opals of this quality and size.


• Handmade in nine-carat rose gold, with mark
• Oval cabochon cut natural solid Australian black opal shows a bright green on blue with a yellow blocky pattern, measures 15.6 x 9.6 x 5.5mm, estimated to weigh 4.75 carats
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $8,750
• Size approximately 6 1/4 or M, but easily resized free of charge
• Face of ring is 16.5mm tall, 10.4mm wide
• Weight is 2.9 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique boxes are not for sale)

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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