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Marcus & Co. Black Opal Ring


This exuberant black opal ring by Marcus & Co. fuses historic and global jewelry styles within the Art Nouveau sensibility. Along with the sparkling graduated lines of diamonds framing the central stone, fields of glowing enamel among tiny, hand-formed beads and textured gold scrolls guide the eye toward the vividly-colored opal, remarkable for the broad flash of reddish-orange across its blue-green depths. This gorgeous Marcus & Co. ring is pure fascination and mystery on the hand.

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Item #: R-19729
Artist: Marcus & Co.
Country: United States
Circa: 1908
Size: 6.25 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information)
Materials: Cabochon black opal (approximate weight 7.50 carats); 27 Old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight of 0.65 carat); 14K Gold
Signed: “M & Co.”

In the early 20th century, Marcus & Co. was an early and dominant importer of fabled Australian black opal into the United States, thanks to the expertise and worldwide gem-seeking travels of William Marcus, the founder’s son.