Victorian 14kt Opal Mine Cut Diamond Cluster Ring
A breathtaking opal and diamond ring from the Victorian era (ca1880)! This beautiful ring is made of 14kt gold, and holds a gorgeous opal cabochon set in the center. The fiery opal is simply mesmerizing, exhibiting iridescent hues of green, blue, orange, and violet, all of which flash and shimmer in the light. A mine cut diamond border surrounds the opal center, forming a sparkling halo. The diamonds are prong set and weigh approximately .80ctw combined. A smooth and simple gold band completes the design, stamped "14K" inside the shank. The ring looks exquisite when worn, and would make a very special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a large finger size of 8, but could be easily resized. The opal and diamond centerpiece measures approximately 5/8" tall, 1/2" wide, and rests about 3/16" above the finger when worn. The tapered gold band measures 2mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. The opal and diamonds are intact and securely set. There is a natural patina on the surface of the setting, which is a normal characteristic of antique jewelry.