Grandiloquent and impressive, this French created antique ring is dappled with vibrant color. A generously sized elongated oval cabochon opal dominates with hues ranging from electric lime green to teal blue with hints of canary yellow and zinnia orange.
Overall even in its play of colors, its length of 3/4 of an inch (20 mm) for the opal alone lengthens the finger and makes a showy yet elegant display. At a width of just shy 3/8 of an inch (9 mm), it weighs in at 2.5 carats.
Remember that in the gemstone world opals are comparatively light and, fortunately this example is not cut too deeply bringing all to the forefront in both length and width.
A slender arc of old single cut and rose cut diamonds adds to its magic. In silver topped 18k yellow gold, the sides and shoulders contain thirty (30) diamonds of a total of .37 carats (color I-K, SI1-3 clarity). Circa 1910, it is unforgettable.