All your colors
Victorian Gold Ring with Australian Opal & Diamond Roses, circa 1890
Do you know the ring parable from Lessing's drama Nathan the Wise? And if so, did you know that it is about an opal ring? "Years ago, a man lived in the East.., Who possessed a ring of inestimable worth... From a dear hand possessed. The stone was an opal Opal that played a hundred fair hues, And had the secret power to make pleasant in the sight of God And make men pleasant who In this confidence wore it..." The ring here, from the last years of Queen Victoria's reign, features a beautiful Australian full opal that sparkles almost as Lessing described: The centrally set gemstone shows in a light ground color, which glows when the light hits it, creating a pretty play of colors with rare shades of red and green. The opal is combined with 12 small diamond roses, which enrich the ring with gentle light reflections in silver settings. The ring itself is made of high karat yellow gold. We're almost certain that a ring like this can actually make its wearer look pleasant when worn with confidence. It found its way to us from London.
A dreamlike stone, the opal, whose special brilliance was praised in the highest terms by the ancient author Pliny at the dawn of time: "It possesses a fire finer than that of carbuncle, it has the purple sparkle of amethyst and the sea-green of emerald, and a generally incredible mixture of light". As a stone of love and hope, but also as a symbol of multi-faceted love, the following centuries have also revered it.
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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.
If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.