Naturalistic Art Nouveau Crystal Opal Ring
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A dazzling, Art Nouveau era ring, modeled in 14k yellow gold and set with a trio of large, dynamic, natural opal cabochons. These crystal opals—
a long oval and two bubbly, free-form triangles— are Australian, and their fiery, rainbow colors (blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow) display in a flag pattern. Between these magical gems, four, small, old mine cut diamonds
lay stationed. The organic quality of the bezels that hold these diamonds contributes to the ring's natural world aesthetic, as does the sculptural decor that adorns its shoulders and gallery, which are deeply carved with forms suggestive of lilies and their foliage. The prongs that hold the opals are integral to this botanical motif— they "grow out" of the decor. The ring's weighty half-round shank tapers toward the base.
US 7 1/2. This ring can be resized; resizing for this ring (up to size 9, and down to size 6) is complimentary.
Ring face measures approx 14.6 x 20.5 mm; opals measures approx 13.8 x 7.2 x 4.5 mm (oval) 10.55 x 6.5 x 4.5 mm (left triangle) and 10.25 x 7.2 x 4.2 mm (right traingle); diamonds measure approx 2.1 mm; shank measures approx 5.9 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 2 mm, at the base.