This features a black opal set in platinum and surrounded by diamonds. It was made in 1925, by J.E. Caldwell. The black opal is beautiful on its own, but the carefully shaped diamond setting really makes it shine. Diamonds and opals are always a great combination, but the way these diamonds are set in the ridged silver frame at specific intervals provides a geometric visual interest here that many contemporary opal and diamond rings lack.
Don’t you love how the diamonds in the setting pick up the bright colors in the opal? This one must be truly wonderful in sunshine. Let’s cross our fingers that one of us gets to see it in person one day.
This Art Deco opal and diamond ring is currently for sale at Macklowe Gallery, so if you want more information or would like to make the excellent choice of buying this ring you can find its listing here.