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Florence | Antique Edwardian Opal Ring in 18kt Gold, c.1910's

Florence | Antique Edwardian Opal Ring in 18kt Gold, c.1910's

Regular price $880.00 USD
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Meet Florence,

An Antique Ladies' White Crystal Opal Ring

Crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, this delicate Edwardian era ring is prong-set with five natural white crystal opal cabochons.  The opals display a fine variety of color play ranging from red and blue to green and yellow; all of the stones are in excellent condition for the ring's age, with one end-stone appearing to be set by epoxy, rather than the prongs.  Approximate default ring size 6.25 US.

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The Stones: Natural White Crystal Opal, solid

  • stone count: 5
  • origin: Coober Pedy, Australia
  • average brightness of color play: 3 to 4 of 5
  • shape: oval cabochon cuts
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 6.04mm x 4.04mm to 3.88mm x 2.32mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.25" x 0.2" to 0.2" x 0.1"
  • play of color description: full color spectrum visible across all stones collectively, with each stone showing different predominant colors

      The Setting: Edwardian Era Prong Set Ring

      • metal: 18kt yellow gold, solid
      • top of ring width: 6.50mm (0.25")
      • ring height from finger: 4.76mm (0.2")
      • bottom of shank width: 1.86mm
      • ring weight: 1.74 grams
      • approximate default ring size: 6.25

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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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