Whitechapel

SKU: 10011745
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Whitechapel is an authentic Edwardian era opal ring (circa 1910) made from platinum featuring a stunning oval opal certified by Guild Laboratories. This gorgeous natural white opal is 4.88cts in weight and flashes dramatically with rainbow play of color, predominantly blue, green and a touch of orange. Whitechapel is set in an elegant handmade talon prong Edwardian platinum setting complete with intricate hand pierced filigree hiding under the gallery. Whitechapel is currently a size 4 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes.

DETAILS
name
Whitechapel
style number
10011745
collection
Vintage
era
Edwardian
date
approx 1910
metal
Platinum
stone
Opal
stone carat
4.88ct
certification
Guild Laboratories
dimensions
-
cut
Oval
Questions about sizing? See our size guide
HISTORY
During the Edwardian era (1890-1915), society was at the height of elegance and sophistication. Advances in metal fabrication finally allowed for the use of platinum in jewelry which still remains extremely popular today. This advance makes jewelry dating much easier - if a piece is made with platinum, we can be fairly sure that it was made in the early 20th century or later. In addition, it was still common practice for jewelers to back platinum pieces with gold until 1910 or so, making dating even more precise. Because of the strength of platinum, its use allowed jewelers to produce more intricate, detailed pieces. Some Edwardian engagement rings are so detailed it appears that the diamonds are set in lace instead of metal. Jewelry from the Edwardian period was light and delicate, and using as many diamonds as possible in a design was essential. The overall style of the times was light, feminine, and airy.

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