Ring… UK Size. T/U….USA Size. 9.75
Art Deco 8 Carat Yellow Gold & Natural Solitaire Welo Opal Pendant and Matching Ring Set from the mines of Ethiopia.
These are two matching quality opals which were cut from one larger stone. They have a light grey background colour, with rolling flashes of predominately green/blue on one side and red/yellow on the other. As they are turned in the light, these bright colours seem to radiate from within the crystal, as well as across their surfaces. They are high domed, 11mm by 9mm and of approx. 3.00 carats each.
The gold settings are each stamped “333”, which is a German standard for solid 8 carat gold.
Difficult to date precisely, but they look to be from the Art Deco period Circa.1930’s.
Both pieces have been polished and sonically cleaned. The ring is in excellent overall condition, with no damage/repair or obvious signs of wear. The ring is a UK Size. T/U…..USA Size. 9.75.
However, the pendant has two stress cracks at the side of the bezel (see photo’s). These are not really noticeable from the front, or affect the security of the opal, but do need to be mentioned for accuracy. The pendant is 27mm long, including the hanger, 13mm wide and the combined weight of the ring and pendant is 5.87 grams.
A beautiful and totally unique period opal ring and pendant set for those who like something different and exclusive in their jewellery.