VERY RARE NATURAL JELLY OPAL (5) 14K GOLD RING AMAZING
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Very rare and unusual ring set with 5 jelly opals that are natural as they are rare. When opals are clear and colourless, this type of opal is referred to as 'water' or 'jelly' opal. The look of these is amazing. At one direction they look colorless another flashed dark blues and greens and in others they look like moonstones. Very rare encountered and many jewelers are not even aware they exist.
Sized at a 6.5 and quite hefty at .3 of a ounce of gold. No damage and circa 1930.
The Romans established opal as a precious gemstone, obtaining their supplies from traders in the Middle East. They believed the opal was a combination of the beauty of all precious stones. They ranked opal second only to emeralds, and carried opal as a good luck charm or talisman because it was believed that like the rainbow, opal brought its owner good fortune. In the days when Rome spread her legions across Europe and Africa, a Roman Senator by the name of Nonius opted for exile rather than sell his valuable opal to Marc Antony who wanted to give it to his famous lover Cleopatra.5 jelly opals in a nice vintage 14K setting.
Lochiano Fine Antiques
- Leawood, Kansas
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