A Beautiful & genuinely Rare Georgian Opal & Pearl 18ct Gold Ring ~ with initials & date to rear , 1838.
Note the use of superior Opal ~ and the date of the ring. Australian Opal was another 100 yr’s approx; away from being discovered when this gem was cut.
With the opals from the 18th & most of the 19thC were almost always inferior to the majority of what the world now knows as ‘Australian Opal’ , a 1830s cut opal of this quality is only usually seen in high end and expensive Georgian ~ very early Victorian jewellery!
So it is genuinely rare , to find a Quality opal such as this fine example with plenty of colour & fire ~ in Georgian jewellery! You will not see too many Georgian rings or even Georgian jewellery in general displaying the such quality Opals as this great gem , not in this price range at least.
Please Note:~ The images showing on a finger , is a gents pinkiy finger.
he engraved decoration is beautifully done. It has developed a fantastic ‘softness’ to the ring , with ‘soft edges’ & an outstanding patina has developed over the preceding c190 years!
The cabochon cut Fine Opal has a beautiful colouring to it with good fire & movement ~ showing almost all the colours of the spectrum! It is by No means a bland – near colourless opal , as so many that one see’s are.
Surrounded by it’s full accompaniment of early 19thC pearls , this Is one eye catching ring & is instantly recognisable as a Georgian ring , even to those with a passing knowledge of antique jewellery! The Opal has a Tiny flea bite at 1 end , with the camera making it appear worse than it is when viewed in person.
With the pearls forming the shoulders , which then run’s down the shank with Beautifully engraved decoration ~ this amazing Georgian Opal & Pearl 18ct gold ring is a genuine rarity.
Another beautiful piece being offered to the market at a genuinely great price by Hobart Town Antique Jewellery!
Please take the time , if interested in this ring , to compare ‘the same / equal’ ring and you may be surprised at how well this is priced.
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