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SOLD Arts & Crafts / Nouveau 22ct Gold & Opal Engagement Ring Birmingham 1881
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SOLD Arts & Crafts / Nouveau 22ct Gold & Opal Engagement Ring Birmingham 1881

Product Code: M948
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Stunning Arts & Crafts Opal Ring
The fact that this ring is 22ct Gold shows that it is not run of the mill. The assay date letter is for 1881, right at the beginning of the Art Nouveau period. The makers/sponsor mark is HA for Henry Hyde Aston - wedding ring manufacturer but this ring is definitely not from a production line, it's hand made, possibly to a customers design and actually in the Artist Jewellery / Arts and Crafts manner.
Set with opals possibly from early deposits mined at Queensland (opals attracted great interest at the Queensland Annexe of the London International Gem Exhibition in 1873) and many Art Nouveau Jewellers began using them in their designs.
The three opals set in this ring are fabulous with flashes of intense greens, blues and pinks - hard to photograph their beauty which is better seen in real life.
I think this beautiful ring would make the most fabulous and unusual engagement ring, especially for a fan of Art Nouveau and Liberty Jewellery.
M948/ 26 / EK/ 1140
This lovely ring will come in a brand new vintage style heart shaped box, perfect for giving.
Ring Size is:
UK N 1/2
USA 7 Inside Diameter: 17mm