SOLD: Victorian opal and diamond ring, circa 1900


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If you like opals that show all the colours of the rainbow – including plenty of red – then this pretty ring from about 1900 should appeal to you.

As play of colour in a moving opal is one of its most important qualities we urge you to view the two videos to appreciate it.

The opals are very deep and the diamonds are lower than the three main stones, so a phone camera can’t cope with the different levels of focus needed, unlike the human eye. This means you have to see this ring in real life to experience its true magic.

Four good old mine cut diamonds, placed on either side of the central stone, add a contrasting clear sparkle to the colourful main stones.

While the setting is handcrafted in 18-carat yellow gold in a popular English style, the opals are unmistakably Australian, with their range and intensity of colour.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Larger oval cabochon cut light crystal opal at centre showing full colour spectrum estimated at 0.25 carats
• Two smaller oval cabochon cut light crystal opals showing full colour spectrum estimated to total 0.30 carats
• Four old mine cut diamonds estimated to total 0.12 carats, graded set as H/VS-SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $4,500
• Size approximately 8 3/4 or R, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 2.4 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: the other antique rings are for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information them

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

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

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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