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Black Opal, Diamond, Colored Diamond and Multi-gem Ring

Created in the 1930s-1940s, this 14K gold ring is set with black opals and a variety of diamonds, colored diamonds, and colored stones. Centering two shaped black opal cabcohons, the mounting is further enhanced with circular-cut green garnets, sapphires, colored diamonds, diamonds and other colored stones, set into a low-relief leaf and foliate engraved 14K old mount. This handmade ring with its vivid colors, textural contrasts and organic flow conveys the spirit of the Arts & Crafts movement.

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Item #: R-20588
Circa: 1930s-1940s
Size: 6.5 (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 7 round diamonds (with approximate total weight .30 carat); 5 round-cut multi diamonds (with approximate total weight .20 carat); 3 round-cut blue sapphires (with approximate total weight .15 carat); 5 round-cut colored stones (with approximate total weight .10 carat); 2 cabochon opals; 14K Gold

Jewelers working in the Arts & Crafts spirit, including Edward Everett Oakes and his son, continued well into the 1930s and 40s. The Society of Arts & Crafts Boston went on encouraging the ideal of the studio jeweler, who handled every step in the creation of jewelry from conception to finish. With a mission "to develop and encourage higher artistic standards in the art of handicrafts", the Society still exists in the Boston Seaport District.