Black Opal and platinum ring, 5.31 cts.
Lot 2118
Rare Red-Fire Black Opal and Platinum Ring--"The Rainbow Opal"
Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Rare Red-Fire Black Opal and Platinum Ring--"The Rainbow Opal"
Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
A single stone ring set with an oval cabochon black opal, rare and unusual for its entirely unique pattern of play-of-color: three bands of vivid red "streams", alternating with broad-flash greens, blues and hints of orange aligned within the true black body color in three "rivulets" of color, mounted in a simple and elegant platinum setting. This is a unique and important offering for the knowledgeable opal collector. Weighing approximately 5.31 carats and measuring 16.01 x 13.18 x 4.30mm, size 6.

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a Gemological Institute of America report number 2131671082 dated August 1, 2011 stating natural black opal with no indications of color treatment.
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