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Diamond Studded Gold Ring with an Australian Opal - FJ.3488
Origin: Australia/South Africa
Collection: Jewelry
Style: Gem Stone Ring
Medium: Opal/Diamonds/Gold
Additional Information: Magnificent ring composed of a genuine Australian boulder opal weighing 12.59 carats, mounted in
18-karat gold set with 59 round diamonds with a total weight of 2.35 carats and with 14 baguette diamonds with a total weight of 1.61 carats.

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Radiating a colorful fire from deep within, the opal has been prized since Antiquity. Within its depths one sees the rich variety of colors for which other gems are famed: the purple of amethyst, the red of ruby, the sea green of emerald, as well as gold and silver. The matrix for these sparks ranges in hue from milky white, to bright blue, to black. Mines in Hungary have produced fine opals since the Middle Ages, but the best modern source for the gem is considered to be Australia. The name of the gem is said to derive from the word ophthalmius, pertaining to the eye, and the stone is valued for its ability to avert evil. In the East, opals are much sought after as amulets to protect the wearer from disease. The stone is also said to improve the eyesight. Any person gazing upon this brilliant gem will be rewarded with beauty. - (FJ.3488)

 

 

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