A vintage opal and diamond cluster ring
An 18 carat gold cluster ring, containing an oval white opal centre stone, 8.5x6mm, with a good play of colour, claw set and surrounded by sixteen small white diamonds to an estimated total weight of 0.40 carats.
The head is platinum, 13x11mm, depth 9mm, weight 3.8grams. Undersetting and shank is 18 carat gold with a Birmingham hallmark without date letter, period estimated at 1930-1940. Condition- very good to fine.
The name given to opal was derived from the ancient Greek and Latin languages.The Greek Opallios and Latin Opalus, which both mean “to perceive a colour change”. The first known opal relics were located in a cave in Kenya. Geologists believe that these opals originated from Ethiopia around 4000 BC. Centuries later it is amazing that only in 1990 miners and consumers rediscovered Ethiopian Opals all over again. Like many gemstones opals were used for jewellery and amulets typically paired with other gemstones. Similar to today opals show off beauty, status and wealth a fashion trend that hasn’t changed for centuries.
Size L, easily resized free of charge
Supplied through our High Street retail shop established for over 200 years! You can purchase, in the knowledge as with all Vintage Tom items we offer a written appraisal plus a luxury gift box
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