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Lucy | Vintage Black Opal Doublet Solitaire Ring in 14kt Gold, c.1940's

Lucy | Vintage Black Opal Doublet Solitaire Ring in 14kt Gold, c.1940's

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Meet Lucy,

A Vintage Black Opal Doublet Ring

Set in a 14 karat yellow gold ring mounting from the 1940's, the sizable black opal doublet is a deep blue color with shimmers of green, purple, and blue.  The oval cut opal measures approximately 0.7 inches long by 0.5 inches wide.  Default ring size 6.50 US.

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The Center Stone: Natural Black Opal, doublet

  • stone count: 1
  • origin: likely Lightning Ridge, Australia
  • brightness of color play: 2 of 5
  • darkness of body color: 2 of 5, enhanced
  • shape: oval cabochon cut
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 18.16mm x 13.04mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.7" x 0.5"
  • play of color description: green with electric blue/blue overtones and purple undertones

    The Setting: Prong-Set Solitaire Ring

    • metal: 14kt yellow gold, solid
    • top of ring width: 20.76mm (0.8")
    • ring height from finger: 6.36mm (0.25")
    • bottom of shank width: 2.39mm
    • ring weight: 5.35 grams
    • approximate default ring size: 6.50 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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