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Australia has long been regarded as home of the worlds finest opals, and the best of the best is the infamous black opal from Lightning Ridge, and here is a truly spectacular black opal and diamond ring that dates from the equally fabulous Art Deco era of the 1920's. Hand made in 18 carat white gold and platinum by the Australian jewellery company Hardy Brothers, sitting proud in the centre is one of the most magnificent black opals that you will ever see. With a pattern that is called a rolling butterfly effect, this opal displays the complete spectrum of colours including the most wonderful and vivid red flashes throughout the stone. Measuring 2.70 carats in weight, this opal is simply breathtaking and perfectly suited to sit in such an elegant setting. From every angle this opal is spectacular and one that will always amaze you when you look at it on your finger. Set with three single cut diamonds on each side that step down towards the band, the diamonds total 0.06 carats and are all millgrain set which was a popular style during the Art Deco period, and can be seen as the elegant crimping along the edge of the setting. Complete with its original box from Hardy Brothers, this magnificent opal and diamond ring will always be admired and be a wonderful heirloom to pass down through the family. Stock# ES9202 Maker: Hardy Bros Circa: 1920 $32,500
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Hand made so beautifully, this Art Deco Lightning Ridge black opal and diamond cluster ring will always look so elegant on the hand no matter the time of day or night that it is being worn. Made in 18ct yellow gold in the 1930's, it is set with a vibrant solid Australian Lightning Ridge black opal that measures 0.70 carats, the colours coming from this black opal is just magnificent and shows why Australian opals are regarded as the best in the world. And then there are the sixteen diamonds that surround the opal that add the right amount of sparkle to the ring and these diamonds total 0.32 carats. With this cluster setting measuring 13.8mm by 9.8mm, it has the perfect proportions to wear all the time and always feel so comfortable. The elegance of the design of this ring is matched perfectly with the beautiful opal and sparkle from the diamonds. Stock# ES8115 Circa: 1930 $Sold.