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1930's Art Deco opal and diamond ring


A stunning opal, sparkling diamonds, a magnificent setting, and made during the gorgeous Art Deco period, all come together in this truly exceptional opal and diamond ring.

Hand made in platinum and 18 carat white gold in France in the 1930's, sitting proudly in the centre is a magnificent solid Australian black opal that measures 8.46 carats and has such a wonderful blue-green body colour that captures the light so well as it sits on the finger. This opal has such an incredible intense spectrum of colour showing such a fabulous blue-green colour that looks sensational surrounded by the diamonds.

Surrounding the opal are four sections, each set with early  brilliant cut diamonds and single cut diamonds that come together to total 0.42 carats, with two larger European cut diamonds and two larger early brilliant cut diamonds that total 0.36 carats set at the top and bottom.

Then to highlight the ring and attention to detail, on each shoulder are two single cut diamonds and four rose cut diamonds that add an additional 0.08 carats to the diamond weight.

Measuring 19.2mm across by 25.1mm, this is certainly a ring that will stand out while remaining so elegant and refined.


Stock# ET372

Circa: 1930



1930's Art Deco opal and diamond ring

1930's Art Deco opal and diamond ring hand made in 18 carat white gold and platinum. This ring was made in France and is set with a stunning 8.46 carat solid Australian opal.

Where do the best opals in the world come from?

Australia. Australia produces approximately 90 to 95% of the worlds opals. Not only this, but Australian opals are regarded as the best in the world. From lovely crystal opals, white opals, the unique Yowah opals, to the most prized and expensive in the world, the Lightning Ridge black opal. Since the late 19th Century when opals were first discovered in Australia, they have since been regarded as the finest in the world.


What is a European cut diamond?

During the mid 19th century, the old European cut came into focus, and was an attempt to change the old mine cut stones into a more perfect round cut. These stones can be considered as the first true round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets from the old miners were kept in their same position, but changed shape to a more round and evenly shaped stone.

The culets became smaller, as it was realised that light could leak out from this point in the stone. The development of the modern brilliant cut occurred in the early part of the 20thcentury with further modifications through the century. Diamond cutters apply the brilliant cut to other shapes, and this very exacting skill continues to enthrall craftsman and enthusiasts alike.

When was the Art Deco era?

Broadly speaking the Art Deco era was from 1920 until 1940. There will be some people and publications that may state that it started after World War I in 1918, and lasted until 1950, but as there was no reigning monarch to dictate an actual start-finish time such as the Victorian era, the general concusses is from the 1920's through to the 1940's.

Where can I buy an antique engagement ring in Australia?

From Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building Sydney. We have been dealing in antique jewellery and watches for over thirty five years. In this time we have become Australia's largest antique dealer.

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