Delightful Round Opal in 18KT Gold Ring
Creamy round opal with flashes of green and blue set in a handmade 18KT rich yellow gold setting. This is from our favorite craftsman in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This lovely opal cabochon is bezel set in a simple sizable 7 ring. No changes by seller. The name Opal originated from the Sanskrit ‘Upala’ which means ‘precious stone.’ More recently, Opal gets its name from the Latin ‘opalus,’ Opal was very valuable and only worn by the very rich and royalty. In India they were associated with the ‘Goddess of Rainbows.’
Although not a very durable gemstone, it was considered a protective and lucky talisman. One of its most valuable assets was to be able to tell friend from foe by changing color.
Opal was labeled the ‘Queen of Gems’ by the ancient Romans because it included the colors of all the other gems. Approximately 4 carats, 4.2 grams gold.