Opal gemstones have had a checkered history - at one point, they were associated with bad luck but this was irrevocably reversed by Queen Victoria who wore opal jewellery and made gifts of opals to friends and daughters (after, it has to be said, a huge find of opal was made in Australia in 1870, being a British territory at the time)
This is a beautiful Victorian example of opal jewellery from 1886. FI’ve fiery opals in fulsome round cabochon twinkle with reds, oranges, greens and blues - it has a wonderful play of light.
These five cabochon stones are surrounded by a sprinkling of rode cut diamonds in an open gallery. The band itself has carved scroll shoulders. It is hall marked for 9ct gold and Birmingham assay, and is date marked for 1886.
Size M (UK) / 6.5(US)
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