Stunning vintage Art Deco natural opal cabochon ring set in 14k yellow gold, size 6. Terrific play-of color, the opal measures 14mm x 12mm x 4.5mm (4.32 carat). The ring measures 9/16" in width, band tapers to 1.9mm at the back of the ring shank. Weighs 4.6 grams. Classic Art Deco design with thick fluted ribbing on the shoulders. Hallmarked "14k" on the inside of the ring shank. In exceptional well babied condition, circa 1940. Opal is the birthstone for the month of October.
Please note that opals are soft delicate stones and are not recommended for every day wear. They require a little extra TLC: when cleaning, use only very mild soap and water (nothing with citrus infused acidics and NEVER in an ultrasonic cleaner), we like liquid Dove and a very soft baby tooth brush, drying thoroughly with a soft terry cloth towel, and oiling the stone occasionally to keep it moisturized with baby or olive oil. Since opals are comprised of up to 30% water they dehydrate easily and require this oiling on a regular basis. Store your opal jewelry separately and in crush proof storage containers.