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Miss Ruthie | Vintage 1940's Black Opal Doublet & Diamond Bracelet in 14kt White Gold

Miss Ruthie | Vintage 1940's Black Opal Doublet & Diamond Bracelet in 14kt White Gold

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Meet Miss Ruthie,

Our 1940's Lingering Art Deco Black Opal Doublet Bracelet

Originally a ladies' 14 karat white gold and diamond Elgin watch that would no longer run, our master lapidarist selected a particularly colorful natural black opal doublet and cut it to fit into the watch case.  Now an opal bracelet fitted with a modern stainless steel stretch band, this piece looks elegant on even the *ahem* rather hairy arm of our male model (yours truly).


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The Center Stone: Natural Black Crystal Opal, doublet

  • origin: Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
  • brightness of color: 3 of 5
  • darkness of body color: 3 of 5
  • shape: oval shaped cabochon
  • stone measurements (millimeters): 12.88mm x 10.30mm
  • stone measurements (inches): 0.5" x 0.4"
  • play of color description: predominantly green/blue with yellow highlights and orange/red undertones

The Accent Stones: Diamond, natural

  • stone count: 24
  • total estimated carat weight: 0.25ct
  • stone cut: faceted round single cuts
  • average clarity grade: SI1
  • average color grade: H-I

      The Setting: Bezel Set Art Deco Stretch Bracelet

      • metal:
        • watch case: 14kt white gold, solid
        • band: stainless steel
      • stone orientation: North-South
      • case width: 16.76mm (0.7")
      • thickness of case: 8.92mm (0.33")
      • band width: 6.22mm (0.25")
      • bracelet weight: 16.24 grams
      • approximate default wrist size: 6.25" - fits small sized wrists and can be changed out
      • Elgin watch case, circa 1940's
      • modern stretch band
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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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