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Edwardian Black Opal and Diamond Ring

iluvcarats

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Like most PSers, I love looking through Etsy, EBay and Instagram (best escape ever.). For the most part, it’s just looking, but every once in a while I find something that I just can’t resist. I came across this ring, and it took my breath away. I really have no business owning an opal, since it is the jewelry equivalent of white pants, but it had me at hello. I don’t know a lot about opals, but I’m pretty sure that this is a black opal from Lightning Ridge in Australia. It is estimated to have been made somewhere between 1910-1920, the opal is about 2 carats and it’s set in platinum. The colors it displays are amazing! Unfortunately there wasn’t any sun today, and there probably won’t be any until May lol, so the pictures don’t do it justice, but I’m totally mesmerized by it.
 

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rcjtraveler

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Like most PSers, I love looking through Etsy, EBay and Instagram (best escape ever.). For the most part, it’s just looking, but every once in a while I find something that I just can’t resist. I came across this ring, and it took my breath away. I really have no business owning an opal, since it is the jewelry equivalent of white pants, but it had me at hello. I don’t know a lot about opals, but I’m pretty sure that this is a black opal from Lightning Ridge in Australia. It is estimated to have been made somewhere between 1910-1920, the opal is about 2 carats and it’s set in platinum. The colors it displays are amazing! Unfortunately there wasn’t any sun today, and there probably won’t be any until May lol, so the pictures don’t do it justice, but I’m totally mesmerized by it.

Gorgeous :kiss2::kiss2: I wouldn’t be able to resist either. Wear it in good health.
 

dk168

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It's gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

DK :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2:
 

Rfisher

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Hubba hubba -
This is gorgeous!!
I can see why it called to you.
:love:
If you say your pictures don’t do it justice - I just cannot imagine.....wow!
 

siamese3

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Opals can be so magical! I have been smitten before, as well.. it's stunning!!
 

stracci2000

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Really amazing!
 

mrs-b

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Stunning, as always, @iluvcarats. Your collection is flawless and this is no exception.

Congratulations on another beautiful piece.
 

iluvcarats

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Hubba hubba -
This is gorgeous!!
I can see why it called to you.
:love:
If you say your pictures don’t do it justice - I just cannot imagine.....wow!

Thanks for the compliments, Rfisher! The colors are constantly moving and changing- it always looks different. Hopefully I’ll get a sunny day soon.
 

iluvcarats

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Wow this is INCREDIBLE! Lol I love your “white pants” comment, haha! where did you get this lovely from?

Hi Sprinkles&Stones! I found it on Etsy, and it came from an antique shop in Italy. I never wear white pants! I’ll either stain them or turn them gray in the laundry. I’ll have to be extra careful with this opal.
 

Alex T

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How mesmerising! I absolutely love opals as they remind me of the Northern Lights & I find them hypnotic.

Enjoy this utterly beautiful ring! I expect you'll spot something new in there every day!
 

missy

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Like most PSers, I love looking through Etsy, EBay and Instagram (best escape ever.). For the most part, it’s just looking, but every once in a while I find something that I just can’t resist. I came across this ring, and it took my breath away. I really have no business owning an opal, since it is the jewelry equivalent of white pants, but it had me at hello. I don’t know a lot about opals, but I’m pretty sure that this is a black opal from Lightning Ridge in Australia. It is estimated to have been made somewhere between 1910-1920, the opal is about 2 carats and it’s set in platinum. The colors it displays are amazing! Unfortunately there wasn’t any sun today, and there probably won’t be any until May lol, so the pictures don’t do it justice, but I’m totally mesmerized by it.

Beautiful! Wear in good health and colorlicious joy!
 
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