Superior 22ctw Natural Opal Diamond Ring ~ This phenomenal natural opal has 21.08 carats of non-stop fire. The opal is a perfectly polished oval and measures 35.0mm x 19.20mm x 5.5mm 21.08ctw. The setting is decorated with 30 2.0mm VS1-VS2 G exceptional diamonds, an additional .90ctw. The ring has a total 21.98ctw.
The opal is one solid piece and has a translucent dark moonstone-like property loaded with metallic colors of bright red, blue, green, yellow, magenta, purple, turquoise and orange. Every angle produces a depth of different flashing color patterns from light to dark and small to large pockets of color. When you move the ring around it turns from predominately red to green to blue and then yellow and it is amazing in the sunlight. This is one of the most beautiful opals I have ever seen and without a doubt the largest.
The setting is 18k white gold, it is tested and stamped 18k with a designers initials EJ. The face measures 1 5/16" high (North~South) x 3/4" wide and that's just the opal. The ring is a size 7 1/4, it can be re-sized and it weighs 16.65g.
The ring is in excellent vintage condition. There is no damage to the opal or the diamonds and the setting is repair free. The opal does not have any internal cracks or webbed crazing, there are no chips, no nicks or breaks, no excessive wear, no scratching and no gouges on the face. The opal has billowing natural elements throughout the crystal with two little pieces of the parent rock showing on the side and back and it shows some natural crystal cross hair growth marks in one spot shown under magnification. The opal is naturally stunning and this breathtaking ring will be a cherished part of your fine jewelry collection.
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