Here we have a stunning mid century natural Australian black lightning ridge opal and diamond ring. The opal here has an astonishingly and highly individual play of color which rolls in a a neon splash across the cabochon. It displays intense neon green and yellow as predominant colors with small sparks lighting up of orange and red.What is just so striking it how bright, how dazzling the colors are. This mysterious opal goes from subdued almost dull gray to neon and it's instant when the light hits it making it almost more striking. Like all opal the best opal each stone is unique... Just one opal in the whole world with exactly this pattern and this play of color.
It is a size 5 1/4 US and is sizable. The ring weighs 6.30 grams. Inside the shank it is marked for platinum this confirmed by testing.
Inside the shank the carat weights are engraved 1.07 for the black opal, 0.24 for the VS/SI color F color diamonds. The total opal and diamond weight is 1.31 carats in this ring. For me I think the opal is a perfect size for an engagement or dress ring it measures just less than 10mm long by 7mm wide sitting beautifully on the finger. To each side a cluster of round brilliant cut and marquise cut diamonds sparkle and provide the perfect white contrast to the precious Australian opal.
The arrangement of the diamonds make the opal visually pop even more! The largest diamonds in the setting are 2.3mm in diameter for the round brilliant cuts with each marquise cut diamond measuring 2.8mm long by 1.5mm wide. This ring makes an ideal engagement ring as it has a low profile of 1/4 rise off the finger (6mm).
It is in beautiful condition with lovely polish, no crazing and no repairs to the ring itself. This heirloom opal ring is ready to gift or to wear. The photos form part of the description of this natural black opal ring. The item "Lightning Ridge Black Australian Opal Diamond Ring Platinum Mid Century Engageme" is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.