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Late Victorian Splendour: Timeless Opal Elegance

An exquisite Late-Victorian ring, embodying the Aesthetic movement's shift towards lighter, more fanciful designs. This piece, circa 1900, features a mesmerising 25ct opal, complemented by 36 old brilliant cut diamonds set in a harmonious two-tone 18K yellow gold band with white highlights. Reflecting the era's penchant for whimsy and romance, it evokes the cultural tapestry of the time, mirroring the poetic elegance of the period without the need for ostentation. A testament to the artistry of the age, it marries intricate craftsmanship with the dawn of a new artistic direction.

Antique jewelry object group

very good condition
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Late-Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration.

Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
  -  See also: late-Victorian
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Style specifics
The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837-1901) into three periods of about twenty years each; The Romantic Victorian Period (1837 - 1860), The Grand Victorian Period (1860 - 1880), and the Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period (1880 - 1901).

We consider this to be of The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period.

Jewelry of this period is changing back from heavy to more smaller, romantic pieces with often whimsical motifs. Jewelers using diamonds and bright gemstones in elaborated and fine feminine pieces.

ca. 1900
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum. (touchstone tested)
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36 old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 0.94ct colour and clarity G/I, vs/i

All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Precious stones
One opal with an estimated weight of 25ct

All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and opal for October.
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No trace.
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top of ring 3,04 cm (1,20 inch) x 2,04 cm (0,80 inch)
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9,80 gram (6,30 dwt)

Ring size Continental EU: 50 & 16 , Size USA: 5¼ , Size UK: J½

Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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