A Fire Opal and Diamond Ring

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    • One fire opal cabochon, 6.46 carats

    • Brilliant-cut diamonds in the surround and on shoulders, totalling approximately 2.15 carats

    • Platinum

    • Size 6½

    (6.46-carat Fire Opal)
    A gem report, Mexico, no indications of treatment.

    附 寶石鑑定證書

  • Catalogue Essay

    For the Romans, opal was the most precious of all the gemstones because it unified the beauty of all gems known to men. Opals were also thought to fall from the sky during thunderstorms, trapping all the marvellous colours of a lightning inside them. Fire opal belongs to the same family of opal and is distinguished by a transparent to translucent, uniform red, orange or yellow body colour. When play-of-colour is present like this very one on offer, it resembles a vivacious blazing flame.

  • Catalogue Essay

    古羅馬人對蛋白石推崇備至,認為它集所有寶石的美在一身,是最為珍貴的寶石。也有人傳說蛋白石來自雷雨交加的天空,因為它將雷電的七彩顏色都吸收在寶石裡,所以擁有如此迷人的色彩。火蛋白石也是蛋白石的一種,呈半透明至透明狀,通體是均勻的紅、橙或黃色。如果剛好有遊彩的現象,它真的就如烈焰般活躍靈動,令人著迷。

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A Fire Opal and Diamond Ring

「墨西哥」天然火蛋白石配鑽石戒指

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 70,000 
$6,500-9,000

sold for HK$60,000

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019