We have similar Fire Opal and Mid Century items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cameron J.
Markings : "925" and unidentified maker's mark "FNA" on the inside of the band, tested, and guaranteed. Main Stone : Boulder Fire Opal. Color: opaque blue hue with fiery iridescent blues and greens.
Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Handmade in the Mid Century era. Features a lovely boulder fire opal stone placed into a bezel setting. The inside of the band is smooth and polished for comfortable wear.There are some cracks to the stone, but it secure and this does not affect wear. Tarnish to the silver gives the ring an antique quality we believe to be quite lovely. This tarnish can be removed using a polishing cloth if so desired. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. Australian boulder opals are considered the second most valuable type of opal, after the black opal.
Boulder opals are mined from cracks and fissures in large ironstone boulders that have formed underground. Since the veins are so thin, a layer of ironstone must be left on the back of the opal to form a full-sized stone, making these stones easily identifiable. Due to the dark backing of the ironstone, boulder opals usually have a dark body tone that lends itself to a vibrant color contrast, much like black opals. We have similar [descriptor] and Designer items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Markings : --, tested, and guaranteed.Made with designer craftsmanship and quality by a talented silversmith. When worn, the necklace sits [enter where] on most people. This piece is made with designer craftsmanship and quality. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.