Antique Edwardian ring set with an oval cabochon opal measuring approximately 12.0 x 5.8 x 3.0 mm, surrounded by old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.85 carats total. Set in platinum and 18K yellow gold. Circa 1895.
Opals are back and this one exhibits a lot of soft oranges with accents of blue and green. It's hard to stop looking at it.
Diamond and gold mining has caused devastation in areas such as Africa, wreaking havoc on delicate ecosystems and communities. Choosing to go vintage, you are eliminating the need for more mining and lessening the demand for new diamonds.