A magnificent black opal, is flanked by a pair of tapered diamond baguettes, in this vintage ring set in platinum. The opal is shot through with blue, green, and red and is particularly strong on the red, which is very desirable in opals. This stone is solid opal, not a doublet or triplet whose color has been enhanced by a backing. Traces of the stone from which the opal was mined are visible on the back and at one edge.
The opal is set in a classic four-prong platinum setting and flanked by a pair of tapered diamond baguettes.
SIZE: ring size 6-3/4. The oval opal is approximately 8mm x 6mm.
WEIGHT: 4.2 grams
AGE: late 20th century
CONDITION: excellent vintage condition with minor signs of wear consistent with age and use.
Vintage Black Opal, Diamond, and Platinum Ring