Jewelry and other forms of art during the Edwardian era were elaborate and decorative. Though the 20th century had begun, the Victorian influence was still strong, and this was reflected in the era’s classic, feminine patterns, including jewelry with hearts, flowers, and lacy filigree. Australian opals, for example, perfectly accented the pastel color palette of Edwardian clothes and were often incorporated into jewelry as flower petals, butterfly wings, or allowed to shine on their own, like in this example.
This special ring features a cotton candy Australian opal with mauve, orange, electric blue, lavender, and green flashes with a vibrant red undertone. Opal has always been associated with love and passion, as well as desire and eroticism. It is a seductive stone that intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions. Gorgeous on ay ring stack, packed with symbolism and history, this ring is a prized posession in any collection.
Materials and Features: 9k pink gold, australian opal
Age/Origin: Edwardian, c. 1900
Measurements: Size 5.25, 1.9 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.