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Exotic Ethiopian Chocolate Opal & Diamond Ring


The last decade of the 20th century saw a discovery that set connoisseurs of the opal on fire – the chocolate opal. Found in the African nation of Ethiopia, only 1% of these contains that desired play of color and are classified as gem or precious opal. The prismatic colors are very striking. This example was taken from the Shewa Valley mine and is untreated.

Here a chocolate opal has been cut en cabochon and prong set within a 14k white gold mount. Deep within the deep mahogany and maple brown body of a known 7.8 carat weight is a fire consisting of spectral colors of intense neon green, bolts of peacock blue and a fiery burnt orange all in an active play of life. The contrast of the open white gold gallery of the mounting and the two round (2) brilliant diamonds of an estimated .30 carats total (H-J color range; SI1 clarity) is the perfect counterpoint for the rich deep chocolate opal.

Date: Early 21st century.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: 9/16 of an inch (1.4 cm) in length north to south on the hand and rises 7/16 of an inch (1.1 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 7.6 grams (4.9 dwt).

Ring Size: US 8-1/2 (UK Q-1/2; Int. Dia. 18.5; Euro 58.5 mm; Japan 17) and can be easily sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.

Hallmarks: 14k.

Condition: Excellent; minute traces of glue at prongs.

Origin: American for the mount; opal is Ethiopian.

Note: Stones have not been removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. All diamond and gemstone weights have been approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weights. Grading has been done in situ and may vary if stones are removed.

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