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14k Dinner Ring with 7 Gorgeous Opals

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Opal Rings18 of 18Antique Victorian Fire Jelly Opal 10k Ring 26mm x 12.5mmNew to Opals... Was Wondering What Kind This Is?
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    Posted 11 years ago

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    This 14k ring came up for auction several years ago and upon the pre inspection, I had to have this ring. When the bidding started, I could not believe that the only other bidder I had against me dropped out at less than $40. The ring weighs almost 16 grams and the opals are absolutely stunning & flawless. The gold "melt value" at the time was over $250. Not that I would ever contemplate scrapping this ring. It is a real beauty. This was one that I felt real good adding to the collection. I have a little over 300 rings of both 10k, 14k & 18k. I had the opportunity to bid on a large lot of vintage wedding/engagement sets. Of the roughly 150 rings (75 or so sets) again at a different auction I and only two other bidders had interest in this lot. None of the diamonds in the engagement portion of each set is huge (each main stone of most were about 7-16 points" A few were larger and a very few were smaller. But out of the 150 mostly diamond rings, only one main diamond had a flaw. It was a very tiny chip which could not be seen unless it was under 20X magnification. I love the old style rings and most of these are circa 1950's. But these "are not" costume jewelry, rather they are mostly (90+%) 14k. I have a few that are 18k. It was strange that not a one of them were lower than 14k. Some yellow gold, some white gold. Some are two toned. All are very attractive.

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    1. davyd286, 11 years ago
      Check this link, they have a ring for sale that's very much like yours.
    2. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 11 years ago
      Mine is on eBay for less than half of what Malleries is asking for theirs and they don't even say if theirs is 10k or 14k. Thanks for that info davyd286. I may have to raise my price on mine based on this latest
    3. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 11 years ago
      Hi davyd286, I just adjusted my ring to about 58% of what they are asking and this one I have is one I feel, is far superior to the one they have. Thanks again for this info and link.
      Best regards, Kerry

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