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Daffodil | Vintage 10kt Gold Mosaic Opal & Diamond Ring, c.1950's

Daffodil | Vintage 10kt Gold Mosaic Opal & Diamond Ring, c.1950's

Regular price $440.00 USD
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Meet Daffodil,

A 1950's Mosaic Opal & Diamond Ring

This unusual vintage ring is made from natural opal that has been assembled to form a single mosaic-patterned stone and set into a yellow gold frame.  White gold and diamond flower design accents protrude from the frame over the opal.  The opal rattles slightly in the setting, but it is safe and secure.


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The Center Stone: Natural Black Mosaic Opal, assembled

  • stone count: 1
  • origin: Australia
  • brightness of color: 3 to 4 of 5
  • darkness of body color: 1 to 3 of 5
  • shape: polished oval shape
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 17.95mm x 8.70mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.7" x 0.33" 
  • the full color spectrum is visible

The Accent Stones: Diamond, natural

  • stone count: 3
  • estimated total carat weight: 0.05ct
  • cut: round single cuts
  • average clarity grade: VS1
  • average color grade: H-I-J

      The Setting: Textured Frame-Set Ring

      • metal: two tone 10kt yellow and white gold, solid
      • stone orientation: North-South
      • top of ring width: 20.54mm (0.8")
      • ring height from finger: 5.36mm (0.2")
      • ring weight: 5.27 grams
      • default ring size: 6.00
      • era: circa 1950's
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      About Opal

      While many believe opal to come only in a traditional white hue, this common misconception cannot be more inaccurate.  With over 200 varieties of natural opal discovered so far, the historically referred "Queen of Gems" can come in a wide variety of colors- before the stone's famous "play of color" rainbow effect is even taken into consideration.  Over 90% of the world's opal is produced in Australia with other well-known deposits located in Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil, and the United States.

      Chemically, opal is an integrated combination of water and silica.  Water content in opal can range from 3% to 21% by weight, with average jewelry material ranging between 6% and 10%.  Because of this, it is advised to store your opal jewelry with care; safes and bank vaults can be notoriously dry.  We suggest storing opal in an airtight container along with a piece of water-moistened cotton when dry storage conditions are anticipated.  Some varieties are more resilient to harsh conditions than others.  It is safe to clean solid opal jewelry with warm water, mild soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush.  Avoid chemicals, harsh abrasives, and ultrasonic cleaners.

      Shipping, Handling, & Inventory

      Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.

      While we work hard to present our online customers with accurate inventory availability, we reserve the right to cancel and refund a sale if the item is sold somewhere else first.

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