Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Diamond, Opal, 18k Ring 10634-1462

 4.995,00 VAT incl. (where applicable)

This stunning ring features a cabochon-cut opal weighing approximately 1.50ct as the centerpiece, surrounded by a halo of round-shaped old-mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.80ct with a color grade of I and a clarity grade of SI1. The ring is crafted in 18k gold, making it a luxurious and timeless piece. The opal center stone adds a touch of color and uniqueness, while the diamond halo highlights the opal in a beautiful way.

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Details: ±1.50ct opal, ±0.80ct (I SI1) old-mine-cut diamonds, 18k Ring.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Design Era: Mid-Victorian (1856-1880).
Size: 18.75 NL / 58.9 FR / 8¾ US / R UK
Dimensions: H 0.6 x L 1.2 x W 1.4 cm.
Weight in grams: 7,5.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.

Design Area

Area Information

Grand or Mid-Victorian jewelry refers to the jewelry produced during the middle part of the reign of Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 to 1901. During this time, jewelry design was influenced by a variety of styles and movements, including the Romantic and Gothic styles.

Mid-Victorian jewelry is characterized by its intricate detailing, use of precious materials such as gold and diamonds, and incorporation of motifs such as flowers, animals, and nature scenes. The style was also influenced by the Industrial Revolution, which made mass production of jewelry possible, and as a result, Mid-Victorian jewelry often featured machine-made elements such as gold filigree and enamel work.

One of the most famous designers of Mid-Victorian jewelry was the English jeweler, Charles Lewis Tiffany. Tiffany was known for his use of platinum and diamonds, as well as his incorporation of colorful gemstones such as sapphires and rubies. Another prominent Mid-Victorian jeweler was the French firm, Cartier, which produced a range of Mid-Victorian pieces using gold, diamonds, and other precious materials.

Mid-Victorian jewelry remains popular and is highly collectible to this day. It is often associated with the elegance and refinement of the time period, and is often seen as a symbol of wealth and sophistication.

Materials

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Material Information

opal

Opal is a gemstone that is known for its unique and stunning appearance. It is composed of microscopic cristobalite spheres arranged in layers within an amorphous hydrous silica jelly, which gives it its unique crystal habit.

One of the most striking features of opal is its play-of-color, which is the way that light is refracted by the microscopic spheres within the gemstone. This refraction creates an array of vivid colors, ranging from red and orange to yellow, green, blue, and purple. The play-of-color is what makes opal such a beautiful and desirable gemstone, and it is one of the main reasons that it is so highly prized.

There are many different types of opal, including black opal, white opal, and fire opal. Black opal is the most valuable and sought-after type, as it has the most intense play-of-color. White opal is less valuable, but it is still prized for its beauty and is often used in jewelry and other decorative objects. Fire opal is a type of opal that is characterized by its deep orange or red color and is often used in jewelry.

Opal is found in a few different locations around the world, including Australia, Mexico, and the United States. It is a relatively soft and brittle gemstone, and it requires careful handling and protection to preserve its beauty. Despite its delicate nature, opal is a popular and highly valued gemstone that is used in a wide range of jewelry and decorative objects.

old-mine-cut diamond

The old mine cut is a type of diamond cut that was popular in the 1700s and was most prevalent during the Georgian and Victorian eras. It is similar to today's cushion cut and is characterized by a squarish girdle with gently rounded corners, a high crown, a small table, and a large, flat culet.

Old mine cut diamonds are known for their antique charm and character, and they are often used in vintage-style jewelry. They have a softer, more romantic look than modern diamond cuts, which tend to have more precise geometry and a higher level of brilliance.

Old mine cut diamonds are typically less expensive than diamonds with more modern cuts because they require less labor and material to produce. They are often used as accent stones in jewelry designs or as the main gemstone in vintage-style pieces. Despite their lower price, old mine cut diamonds can still be beautiful and valuable, and they are a popular choice for those who appreciate the unique charm and character of antique jewelry.

18k

18k gold is a type of gold alloy that is commonly used in jewelry making. It is made up of 75% gold and 25% other metals, such as copper, silver, or palladium. The addition of other metals helps to increase the durability and strength of the gold, making it more suitable for use in jewelry. 18k gold is softer and more prone to scratching than higher karat golds, such as 22k or 24k, but it is still a popular choice for jewelry because of its warm, yellow color and good resistance to tarnishing. It is also less expensive than higher karat golds due to the smaller amount of gold used in the alloy. 18k gold is a popular choice for engagement rings, wedding bands, and other fine jewelry items.

Size

Dimensions

H 0.6 x L 1.2 x W 1.4 cm

Gender

Weight (in grams)

7,5

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