Total Stone Weight (CT. T.W.): 6.13tcw Metal Type: Platinum Karat Content: PT950 Ring Weight: 8.8 Grams
Current Ring Size: 5.25 Sizing Available: Yes—Free Limited Sizing with any Ring Purchase**
The 5.49 carat, Natural Black Welo Opal from Ethiopia is very well cut and polished and shows no flaws, chips, or surface scratches. It has vivid rainbow saturation, and is sparkling black color!! Photos are taken under professional lighting and are magnified at 50x zoom to show details that may not be visible to the naked eye. Accenting the rare gemstone are 2.25mm round brilliant cut, natural Diamond accents (16 total) that are I-J color with VS2-SI1 clarity and weigh a combined total of 0.64 carats. The ring is clearly hallmarked PLAT on the inside of the 2.25mm band. When worn, the top of the ring/stone is elevated about 10mm from the finger.
We travel across the United States to various Estate Sales acquiring only the finest and most rare antique, vintage, and modern pieces of jewelry. Each piece then undergoes a thorough process of examination, setting, restoration, cleaning, and polishing by a Master GIA Graduate Gemologist. All of our items have been tested and are guaranteed to be authentic Solid Gold—not plated or filled. Ring will arrive in a brand new natural redwood and leather ring box, ready to be gifted or worn today!
Ethiopian Welo opal is popular, as the crystal Opals from Welo Ethiopian are a very bright and spectacular type of Opal. The colors are very striking with red being common and blue quite rare, which is the opposite of Australian Opals which usually feature more blue tones. Welo opals are known to have some magnificent patterns and brilliant colors and are sometimes called Ethiopian fire Opal. Good Ethiopian Opals have diverse play of colors from neon reds, oranges, green, blue, white, yellow, brown and contra lush fire. There are even colors that are not present in Australian Opals like turquoise and indigos. Ethiopian fire Opals are popular as they have striking pattern formations which make each opal so unique.
**Currently a size 5 ¼ but could be sized, free of charge, by my master jeweler so that it is ready to be gifted or worn upon arrival! Most rings can be sized a maximum of 3-4 sizes up or down depending on the style of the ring. Please indicate your desired size at checkout and allow up to 10 business days for my local expert jeweler to complete sizing. I do not accept returns on items that have been custom sized or altered at your request so if you are unsure about an item it may be best to have it sized by your local jeweler just in case.
Flexible Layaway plans available for all items over $500.00! Please message me for more information if you have an interest and I will go over the terms and conditions for you.
Items purchased before 5pm are usually shipped same day unless customization or resizing was requested. Items are securely packaged, shipped via USPS with signature-required tracking, and sent directly to the customer for enjoyment. Appraisals available at customers request.
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