Lot 5: A late Victorian 18ct gold opal and diamond dress ring.
January 17, 2013
Birmingham, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A late Victorian 18ct gold opal and diamond dress ring. The three oval opal cabochons, with old-cut diamond double spacers, to the scrolling gallery and plain band. Estimated total diamond weight 0.50ct, I-J colour, SI2-P2 clarity. Hallmarks for Birmingham, 1897. Weight 6.7gms.
Condition Report: Overall condition good. There are scratches to the ring in keeping with overall wear. The opals have a white body colour, displaying oranges, blues and greens, there is heavy abrasion and a chip to the central opal. The diamonds are bright, there is a surface reaching fracture to one of the outer diamonds and some significant chips to one of the spacer diamonds. Some settings may need to be secured. The inner hallmark is clear. Ring size O. Please see the Important Notices for Purchasers in our catalogue for coloured gemstones.