Posted 8 years ago
Queen Victoria deserves a big "thank you" from us modern day opal lovers. She did a lot to make them popular again and had a nice collection of fine opals herself. She gave them as gifts to her daughters and friends. Pictured here are some examples of small Victorian gold and opal rings. Some display just a solitary opal and others combine opals with peridot, tiny rubies or garnets. My favorties are the clear, sometimes called water opal, rings on the right. They are full of fire with a clear base.