Chocolate Opal Diamond Cluster Estate Ring
Chocolate in any form is a sensuous pleasure. When associated with jewelry, it is a dream come true. Discovered in Ethiopia, the chocolate opal can display striking prismatic colors. Only 1% of the mined stones are accepted as gem or precious opals with the desired color and play of fire.
This precious opal was extracted from a mine in the Shewa Province in Ethiopia. Untreated and cut into an oval cabochon of an estimated 5.5 carats, the chocolate delight is surrounded with a corona of sixteen (16) brilliant cut diamonds (I-J color range; VS2-SI1 clarity) with a total estimated diamond weight of .80 carats all in an 18k white gold mount. The contrast of the chocolaty brown opal with its kaleidoscopic swirl of colors against a ring of icy white diamonds is a treat for the eyes as well as the palette.
Date: Modern estate.
Measurements: 3/4 of an inch (2 cm) in length north to south on the hand and rises 3/8 of an inch (1 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 8.3 grams (5.3 dwt).
Ring Size: US 7-1/4 (UK O; Int. Dia. 17.5; Euro 55 mm; Japan just over 14) and easily can be sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.
Hallmarks: “750” for 18k”; an illegible mark.
Condition: Excellent; opal has two very small natural rough inclusions on one side.
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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