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Jewel Of Colour - Estate Sterling Silver Opal Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring a lab created round cut cabochon opal, 8 lab created round cut cabochon fire opals, exquisite designing and quality silver work. The expertly claw set opal has a beautiful vibrant fiery opal displaying orange, blue, green and yellow colour. Flanked by 4 fiery opals pearls on each side of the centre opal. The setting has an attractive shaped gallery with gothic type delicate detail, whilst the shoulders of the ring add beauty with it's delicate chasing and engraved work. The shank is smooth and polished for a comfortable fit. This Victorian Revival Estate piece looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
History: Opals began to be synthesized, i.e. artificial opals were made in a laboratory. Since 1970, synthesized opals have appeared on the stone market. The most interesting thing is that these opals have the same chemical composition as natural opals.
Silver was first found in large amounts around 5000 BC, when prehistoric people dug the first copper mines. ... Large-scale silver mining had developed in Anatolia by 3000 BC. This was to meet the demand from the first ancient city states, which used the metal as a common medium of exchange.
Measurements: Face of Ring 14.00 mm x 10.00 mm
Stone Size: Opal 1.00 carat Opals (side) 1.00 mm each
Weight: 2.70 grams
Ring Size: 7
Date: 21st Century