A halo ring from the second decade of the 20th century uses a white opal cabochon of an estimated .50 carats as its main attraction. Flashing with large fiery chunks of neon orange, passionate purple and vibrant green, the oval cabochon is a full length feature all on its own.
However, the designer of the 15k yellow gold ring allowed imagination to run wild and added a surround of twelve diamonds with an estimated total weight of 1.04 carats (H-I color range; VS2-SI1 clarity). Two (2) large rose cuts of .12 carats each accent the east and west points on the halo with ten (10) old European cuts of .08 carats each completing the oval.
All the gems are prong set and give the face of the ring a textured, visually intricate appearance. Adding an open work under gallery provides just the right touch of femininity to a ring of understated sophistication.