Hummingbirds and opals have much in common with their riot of iridescent hues of blue and green. Cut en cabochon, the surface of this singular Australian opal creates swirls and eddies of azure, apple green, sugarplum and hints of buttercup yellow.
At 1.5 carats, it appears larger than its actual weight. First, opals are light in weight compared to many other gemstones. Second, this one shows most of its attributes in its length and width and less in its depth.
Four single cut diamonds appear at the north, south, east and west. With a total weight of .06 carats (H-I, VS2-SI1 clarity) they punctuate the opal with flickering light.
All are prong set into 10k yellow gold that has been loved and gently worn to a silky smooth finish for that tactile feel of sublime gold.