*Edwardian 1910 Antique Cocktail Ring In 18Kt Yellow Gold With 11.43 Ctw In Diamonds & Opal
An Edwardian gem-set cocktail ring.
Gorgeous antique piece, created in England during the Edwardian period, circa 1910. This beautiful and colorful ring has been crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with silver toppings accents for the diamonds settings. The reverse of the ring is decorated in full with neoclassic incised patterns.
Mounted in the center in multiples floreated organic prongs, with an oval cabochon cut (25 x 16 x 4 mm) of a natural opal with a weight of 9.12 carats. The Opal is gemstone quality and have great translucence with beautiful play of vivid blue, red and black colors.
This center gemstone is surrounded by four-prongs settings, that are holding 33 round brilliant cut diamonds, 2.31 carats, G/H color, VS/SI clarity.
Has a total weight of 14.5 Grams and the actual size is 8, sizeable. The top view measurements are 32 mm by 22 mm (1.26 x 0.86 Inches).
Note: The Edwardian Jewelry Period was during the King Edward VII, after whom this period of jewelry history is named, reigned over England for only nine years, yet the style of jewelry known as “Edwardian” was created roughly between 1890 and 1920. Edwardian-era rings tend to be larger, opulent pieces, and stacked ring designs were popular. The metal surfaces of the rings were often diamond-encrusted for additional shimmer. Each of these rings is a work of art, showcasing a bygone era of grace, elegance and the royalty the Edwardian era is named for.
Note: The opal, is gem quality, translucent with a perfect oval cut and a phenomenal play of multi colors. These kind of Opals have a reputation for being one of the most expensive opals in the world.
Note: Precious Opal like this are rare, opalescence refers to the optical phenomena displayed by the mineraloid gemstone opal (hydrated silicon dioxide). However, there are three notable types of opal (precious, common, and fire), each with different optical effects, so the intended meaning varies depending on context. The optical effects seen in various types of opal are a result of refraction (precious and fire) or reflection (common) due to the layering, spacing, and size of the myriad microscopic silicon dioxide spheres and included water (or air) in its physical structure. When the size and spacing of the silica spheres are relatively small, refracted blue-green colors are prevalent; when relatively larger, refracted yellow-orange-red colors are seen; and when larger yet, reflection yields a milky-hazy sheen.
It is in great antique condition.
INVENTORY REF: R0000MCNN/.3485