Antique gold ring with opal & diamonds, Great Britain circa 1940
The opal is a special gemstone. Its extraordinary play of colors cannot be compared with anything else and secures it a special position in the realm of preciousness. Already in ancient times, the opal was particularly valued and transfigured in mythology to tears of joy of the gods. At the sight of the opal set in the center of the present ring, this enthusiasm is immediately understandable. Shaped as an oval cabochon, the gemstone displays an iridescent play of color into which light of the rainbow seems to mingle. The ring shows the classic shape of a so-called "entourage ring", where the central stone is lined in the middle by a wreath of diamonds. The term comes from the French "entourer", which means "to accompany" or "to surround". This ring shape became popular as early as the Baroque period and has lost none of its charm to this day. In our case, the opal is combined with sixteen diamonds in the so-called transitional cut, which enrich the exquisite ring with their additional highlights. Made in Great Britain in the years around 1940 from high-carat yellow and white gold, the ring inspires with its stone setting and classic design. The fine workmanship allows the special life of the stones to come to the fore magnificently, without the ring becoming unwieldy or difficult to wear.
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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.