Kaleidoscope Of Colour - Estate Sterling Silver Opal Ring (ER112)
Kaleidoscope Of Colour - Estate Sterling Silver Opal Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring a lab created round cabochon cut opal, 18 smaller lab created found cut cabochon opals, exquisite designing and quality silver work. The expertly claw set opal has a beautiful vibrant fiery opal displaying orange and green colour, surrounded by 18 fiery opals throughout the gallery. The shank is smooth and polished for a comfortable fit. This Edwardian 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.
The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. A piece of sterling silver dating from Henry II's reign was used as a standard in the Trial of the Pyx until it was deposited at the Royal Mint in 1843.
Measurements: Face of Ring 14.00 mm x 10.00 mm
Stone Size: Opal 1.00 carat Opals (side) 1.00 mm each
Weight: 2.00 grams
Ring Size: 6, and 8 1/4
Date: 21st Century