Victorian cluster ring set with an oval cabochon opal surrounded by 10 old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.50 carats total. Set in 14K yellow gold. Circa 1880
Opals have been around for a long time, but have recently gained favor again. This opal's transluscency and orange and green colors are mesmorizing.
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.