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Vintage ring with opal & diamonds in white gold, circa 1975

Hardly any other gemstone is entwined with so many myths and legends as the opal. Many cultures used it as a talisman that was supposed to bring beauty, luck and success to its wearer; the Greeks even attributed the power of divination to the stone. No wonder, then, that we are still attracted today by the ever-changing play of colors of the gemstones from the deserts of Australia. The ring here was crafted in white gold in the 1970s and holds an Australian full opal in its center. The gemstone has a beautiful color play of blues and greens with hints of red, and is accompanied by a total of eight diamonds that add to its luminosity. The airy bars of the settings are a typical identifying feature of jewellery from the 1960s and 1970s. The ring is beautifully preserved and is a strikingly beautiful piece of jewelry with gorgeous color play.

A dreamlike stone, the opal, whose special brilliance was already praised in the highest tones by the ancient author Pliny at the beginning of the era: "the gentler fire of the carbuncle shows itself on them; the shining purple of the amethyst shows itself; the sea green of the emerald shows itself and all these colors shine at the same time in an incredible mixture". As a gemstone of love and hope, but also as a symbol of dazzling 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.