Thursday, 6 January 2011

A TIFFANY black opal ring

A magnificent black opal set in a cluster diamond ring by Tiffany & Co. Black Opal is the stone of many fires and colours and recently it comes from the Australian mines that were discovered during the times of Queen Victoria. It was considered an unlucky stone until the Queen made it popular by giving one as a marriage present to each one of her daughters. Opals then became fashionable in Europe and exports from the then British colony flourished.

The ring is for sale at Kentshire, NY.