A wonderful antique five stone opal ring from the late Victorian to early Edwardian era, c1900! Crafted in a rich 15ct yellow gold, this mesmerizing ring features five natural cabochon opals placed in a single row - the classic five stone design giving a beautiful spread across the finger! Each opal exhibits an impressive 'rainbow' when light passes through, with most of the opals displaying the full spectrum of colors - blues, greens, yellow, purple, orange and red. The solid oval-shaped opals have slight graduated variation in their size, all amalgamating nicely in a row. The charming antique claw belcher style setting shows off the stones well. There is lovely decorative shoulder detail with an intricate Fleur-de-lis motif etching, before forming into a smoothly polished and tapered band. Just gorgeous!
The ring bears hallmarks inside the band - stamped "15CT" (denoting 15ct gold), "P R" and other marks difficult to decipher though probably denoting the maker. Possibly an early Australian piece.
Finger size of the ring measures "L" (Aus/UK) or "6" (USA).
An eye-catching antique opal ring which looks lovely by itself or stacked with other complimentary rings! Opal is the birthstone for the month October.