A glowing natural opal plaque ring in 9ct gold. Dating to c.1930-1950 the ring is in excellent overall condition. The opal measures an impressive 13mm x 11mm and is full of colour as you turn it on your hand, flashing every colour of the rainbow. The opal has some softening and scratches to the sides visible with a loupe but otherwise is in lovely antique condition.
The opal is held in a simple bezel setting that hugs the outline of the stone perfectly, finished with a timeless split shank design. Interestingly it appears the back of the ring has been filled with resin at some point, hiding the back of the opal from sight. We do not believe the opal is a composite stone but merely that this resin has been added to protect it from wear. Other than this the only wear to note is some tarnishing and darkening to the metal at the base of the bezel by the split shank.
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Antique Opal Plaque Ring
Opal Measurements: 13mm x 11mm
Metal: 9ct gold, marked
Ring Size: L ½ (US 5 7/8)
Please add the size you require as a note at checkout.
We offer a ring re-sizing service by our antique specialist for a small fee, starting at £40.
Most of our rings can be resized, but if they can’t we will stipulate this in the description.
As a rule we will only alter a ring by three UK sizes. If you would like to size a ring more than three UK sizes (either up or down) please contact us on a case by case basis and we will try and accommodate you as best as possible.
We do not offer refunds on altered pieces, so please make sure you love your new piece before you purchase.
Sizing takes approximately 1-2 weeks.Please add the size you require as a note at checkout.