E488 Pre-Civil War Era Opal and Diamond Ring is set in 15 kt Gold:


This is a dainty ring that is handmade of 15 karat gold by an American Goldsmith in the mid-19th Century circa 1855. The ring is yellow gold and tests 15 karat in gold purity. These natural Victorian mind opals in this ring were mined in Wales at this time in history. The opals have more “fire” and blue colors in them than modern opals mined today.
History of Opals:
Up to the first half of the 19th century, Opals were relatively rare. But then their career boomed suddenly and made them one of the most popular gemstones. For ages, people have believed in the healing power of Opal. It is reported to be able to solve depressions and to help its wearer find the true and real love. Opals are supposed to further enhance the positive characteristics of people born under the zodiac sign of Cancer.

It is reported in their legends that the Creator came down to Earth on a rainbow, in order to bring the message of peace to all the humans. And at the very spot, where his foot touched the ground, the stones became alive and started sparkling in all the colors of the rainbow. That was the birth of the opals.
The ring is in excellent condition and fine to wear. Size 6 3/4 and can be resized again smaller or larger, if necessary.

Price: $640.00