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Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co. Black Opal Ring


Set with a natural-form black opal, encircled by gold grapevines and conforming leaf and vine motifs, this gorgeous Tiffany & Co. ring by Louis Comfort Tiffany is a miniature ode to nature. The leafy grapevines set with opals was a favored motif in Louis Comfort Tiffany’s earliest artistic jewelry, including the prize-winning work he designed in secret for the 1904 St. Louis Exposition. In this ring, the black opal’s vivid ultramarine and iridescent green flashes are accentuated by the brilliantly-colored blue sapphires and green demantoid garnets nestled among the gold leaves.

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Item #: R-19727
Artist: Tiffany & Co., Louis Comfort Tiffany
Circa: 1910-1914
Size: 9.25 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information)
Materials: Natural form black opal, mined from Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, Australia (measuring approximately 14.1mm x 12.2mm x 4.0mm); 7 Circular-cut sapphires (approximate total weight 0.70 carat); 10 Circular-cut demantoid garnets (approximate total weight 0.28 carat); 18K and 14K Gold
Signed: “Tiffany & Co.”

Made most likely in the 1910 to 1914 period, this ring is the product of Louis Comfort Tiffany's collaboration with two women artisans to whom he entrusted the day-to-day work of the studio, Julian Munson and Meta Overbeck. Tiffany referred to his jewels affectionately as "my little missionaries of art."