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    Posted 3 years ago

    Bettyb00
    (197 items)

    This 15 carat gold antique marquise ring I have just purchased from a estate sale as I thought it was so pretty.
    It features a centrally set round faceted ruby and is accented with four oval old cut diamonds and has four oval cabachon opals that have good spectural colours of blue red and green.
    I have taken the photos at night so they may not show how magnificent this ring auctually looks.

    Updated post 6/5/16
    Ring has been cleaned by my jeweller and is as good as new !Good news is the opals have not shrunk !One of the claws had broken off and with dirt gathering in the area over the years gave the appearance of the opal shrinking.I have taken a photo of the ring after the clean.

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Very pretty Victorian ring.
    2. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thanks rucklczglass :)I think some shrinkage has taken place! Also believe they are prone to cracking but the Australian opals apparantly do not?
    3. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thankyou Peasejean55:) I am pleased you like this sweet little ring.
    4. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Speaking of losing gems I had a ruby that fell out of its burnished setting and now it cannot be retreived unless it is cut open!
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      rucklcglass, I'm very interested to hear that opals shrink I never knew that. I have a ring on my site, I haven't yet seen it, but from the photos the opal does seem to be loose, I'm wondering now if the opal has shrunk and it is the original stone, and hasn't been replaced. I'll be getting the ring this weekend so it will be getting a good look at. Thank very much rucklcglass for this information.
    6. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thank- you rucklczglass I did not know that opals shrink over time and now I can see why one of the opals appears to not quite fit in its setting.
    7. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous ! love opals
    8. AmatoorPikr, 3 years ago
      Very nice,...and good photos!!!
    9. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thanks Amatoorpikr for your lovely comments:)
    10. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thanks Manikin:)
    11. Toni1969 Toni1969, 3 years ago
      this is beautiful!
    12. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 3 years ago
      Thank-you Toni1969:)

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