Delicate sterling silver ring with an elegantly carved scroll band holding a bezel set, oval Opal cabochon. Fits approximately size 7-7.25.
Sterling Silver Ring with Opal
The Romans prized opals as much as diamonds by the ancient Greeks and used for jewelry. In the 1st century, Roman scholar and naturalist Pliny the Elder (AD 23-79) wrote that opal "has an unbelievable mixture of colors." The Aztecs of Mexico mined fine pieces that were taken back to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors.