This Art Nouveau masterpiece is made of solid 18 carat gold and is set with five of the most wonderful antique opals I've ever come across! They match extremely well - mainly green to turquoise but every stone eagerly and strongly flashing the full range of neon bright reds, yellows, blues, pinks etc at many angles. There isn't a direction where you can't see all the colours coming from somewhere - this is rare, especially in antique stones and shows the quality of the gems themselves. These opals have incredible deep texture, their natural origin providing unpredictable and eyecatching character that draws you in and holds your gaze as you fall deeper and deeper under its spell!
They're set into scalloped claw mounts in a head that follows tightly the curve of the finger, and the piece de resistance is those dreamy shoulders - typical Art Nouveau naturalistic curves that make it look like the ring is growing around the finger, and really setting off the natural look of the opals. The gold itself has a green tinge to it caused by certain impurities to take it to 18 carat, further highlighting the naturalistic tone of the piece. It's in surprisingly good condition, under very close examination the surfaces of the opals are slightly rubbed and one appears to have been polished, but this is to be expected from fragile natural stones in a piece of this age. It dates from around 1890, weighs 2.7 grams and measures 6 mm across the head. What's more, I offer layaway deals so there's no need to let any of my listings slip through your fingers - just ask!
For security all items are stored in a bank's safe deposit box and sent fully insured for peace of mind. The item "STUNNING ANTIQUE ENGLISH 18K GOLD ART NOUVEAU OPAL 5-STONE RING c1890" is in sale since Monday, May 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings".
The seller is "victoriousantiquejewellery" and is located in Sale. This item can be shipped worldwide.