This stunning antique black opal and diamond ring will definitely turn heads.
The color play from the 5ct black opal is wonderfully vibrant. There is a mix of blue and green with flashes of red coming through.
The old cut diamonds are bright and lively, showing excellent dispersion. In a candlelit room they are just spectacular.
24mm long by 10mm across
Size US: 5
Size UK: F 1/2
Size MM: 11mm interior diameter
The natural black opal (not a doublet or any type of synthetic) measures 16mm by 10mm weighs approx 5cts.
The 18 old European cut diamonds total approx 1.25cts. They are in the VS2 range for clarity and color range F/G.
The gold is tested and hallmarked 18K yellow gold.
It dates from the late 19th century, most likely the 1880s or 90s.