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Jacqueline | Vintage Australian Black Opal Doublet Ring in 14kt Gold, c.1960's

Jacqueline | Vintage Australian Black Opal Doublet Ring in 14kt Gold, c.1960's

Regular price $880.00 USD
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Meet Jacqueline,

A Vintage, Handmade Black Opal Doublet Ring

Handcrafted with an exceptionally rich alloy of 14 karat yellow gold, this 1960's-era opal doublet ring features an elegant fleur-de-lis design; twisted gold rope surrounds the bezel-set opal.  The opal is in excellent condition, shining with predominantly reddish orange and green colors.  Default ring size 5.75 US.
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To preserve the colorful integrity of your opal doublet jewelry, we suggest removing it before washing your hands, swimming, or bathing.




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The Stone: Natural Semi-Black Crystal Opal, doublet

  • stone count: 1
  • origin: Lightning Ridge, Australia
  • brightness of color play: 3.5+ of 5
  • darkness of body color: 4.5 of 5
  • shape: oval cabochon cut
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 10.05mm x 8.19mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.4" x 0.33"
  • play of color description: full color spectrum visible, predominantly reddish orange/green with yellow/orange overtones

      The Setting: Bezel-Set Handmade Solitaire Ring

      • metal: 14kt yellow gold, solid
      • top of ring width: 12.50mm (0.5")
      • ring height from finger: 4.38mm (0.2")
      • bottom of shank width: 1.71mm
      • ring weight: 2.13 grams
      • approximate default ring size: 5.75 US


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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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