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  • 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.

517

A Fire Opal and Diamond Ring

Size 6½

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 & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019