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THIS IS SUCH A FANTASTIC RING AND PERFECT FOR ANY GENTLEMEN ESPECIALLY ONE BORN IN OCTOBER (OPAL IS THE OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE) OR ANYONE WHO ADORES THE FINEST IN HIGH QUALITY ALL 100% NATURAL AUSTRALIAN OPALS. THIS VERY FINELY CRAFTED ALL SOLID 14KT REAL YELLOW GOLD RING IS ALSO PROFUSELY SET WITH TONS OF DIAMONDS INCLUDING 2 EXCEPTIONAL TRIANGULAR SHAPE LARGE ACCENTS AND A MULTITUDE OF DIAMOND ACCENTS PROVIDING A DIAMOND WEIGHT ALONE OF 71 POINTS (ALMOST 3/4 CARAT). THE SHEER HEFTINESS AND ADDITIONAL PROOF OF QUALITY IS SURELY THE IMPRESSIVE WEIGHT AT 9.9 GRAMS (NEAR 1/3 TROY OUNCE) WHICH IS SOMETHING YOU'D NEVER SEE IN ANY OF THE LIGHTWEIGHT, FLIMSY AND MASS PRODUCED JEWELRY THAT'S MADE NOW-A-DAYS. IT'S JUST ONE OF THE MANY REASONS TO OWN THE VERY BEST IN FINE ESTATE~VINTAGE & ANTIQUE JEWELRY. THE ENORMOUS 14.5+mms BY 9.5+mms (LENGTH & WIDTH) AND 2.6mms THICK 100% NATURAL, UNENHANCED, CABOCHON, OVAL CUT, GENUINE OPAL IS OF EXCELLENT TRANSPARENCY AS ONE EXPECTS FROM THE BEST IN AUSTRALIAN JELLY OPALS, DISPLAYING MAGICAL COLORS OF GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, ORANGE AND VIOLET. THE 70 DIAMONDS INCLUDED 2 SPECTACULAR 4mms BY 3.7mms OF TRIANGULAR SHAPE WITH EACH WEIGHING 14 POINTS A PIECE (28 POINTS COMBINED) ALONG WITH AN ADDITIONAL 68 DIAMONDS ADDING ANOTHER 43 POINTS FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF 71 POINTS (ALMOST 3/4 CARAT). THESE ARE FABULOUS NATURAL WHITE DIAMONDS FAR SUPERIOR TO ANY OF THE DULL, CLOUDY, GREY, FOGGY OR OUTRIGHT UGLY DIAMONDS USED IN ALMOST ALL THE JEWELRY ONE FINDS IN DEPARTMENT, CHAIN OR MALL TYPE JEWELRY STORES, ANY HOME SHOPPING CHANNEL AND ALL OVER THE INTERNET. THE SPECIAL TRILLION SHAPED TRIANGLES ARE OF THE MOST IDEAL "G" EXTRA WHITE COLOR AND PERFECT "VS" FLAWLESS CLARITY WITH NO INCLUSIONS,FLAWSOR SPECKS OF BLACK CARBON TO BE FOUND WHICH IS WHY THERE IS SO MUCH SPARKLING BRILLIANCE. EVEN THE ROUND PAVE SET DIAMONDS ARE SUPERLATIVE WITH EXCELLENT "G-H" WHITE COLOR AND SENSATIONAL "SI" CLARITY WITH NO EYE VISIBLE FLAWS, INCLUSIONS OR CARBON SPOTS. YOU'LL NEVER GET A RING LIKE THIS TODAY WITH A TOP QUALITY NATURAL OPAL, DURABLE GOLD WEIGHT OR MORE EXQUISITE DIAMONDS. IT'S WHY ONE SHOULD ALWAYS APPRECIATE THE BEST IN ESTATE~VINTAGE & ANTIQUE FINE JEWELRY. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I LOVE THE QUALITY, ATTENTION TO DETAILING, PERFECT DIAMONDS AND THE MAGICALOPAL THAT THIS RING CONTAINS. EVEN THE SIZE IS PERFECT TO WEAR AT SIZE 9 BUT IF NOT, I'M ALSO OFFERING FREE SIZING (PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW). THERE ARE JUST SO MANY ATTRIBUTES OF OVERWHELMING QUALITY WHICH IS SURELY HOW THE GIA (GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA) GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST CONCLUDED AN APPRAISAL FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES ONLY WITH AN ESTIMATED RETAIL REPLACEMENT VALUE OF $14,057.00. AFTERALL FINDING A HUGE NATURAL OPAL OF THIS PERFECTION IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE WITH MOST NEW OPALS ONLY BEING A DUBLET OR TRIPLET AND OFTEN NOT EVEN A NATURAL GEMSTONE AT ALL. EVEN WHEN LOOKING THROUGH THE BACK, THIS GORGEOUS AUSTRALIAN OPAL GEM SHOWS NO IMPERFECTIONS, IT ALSO PROVES THIS IS NOT A DUBLET, TRIPLET, HEATED OR MAN MADE OPAL. THIS OPALIS ALL SOLID THROUGH & THROUGH. PLEASE DON'T GET FOOLED BY SELLERS THAT EITHER DON'T SAY OR DON'T KNOW THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE AND HUGE PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REAL SOLID OPAL AND A DUBLET/TRIPLET WHICH IS A TECHNIQUE OF TAKING A THIN SLIVER OF REAL OPAL AND BACKING IT WITH A MATRIX SO IT APPEARS THICK. IT'S WHY I WAS SO THRILLED TO OBTAIN THIS ALMOST 25 YEARS AGO FOR MY HUSBAND WHILE HANDLING AN ESTATE IN BEVERLY HILLS OF A FAMOUS ACTOR. THESE IMPRESSIVE VINTAGE ORIGINALS ARE A TRUE RARITY TODAY BUT EVEN RARER IS FINDING SUCH A PRECIOUS HEIRLOOM BEING OFFERED IN A REAL sale WITH NO HIDDEN PRICE OR SECRET AMOUNT REQUIRED TO WIN ~ JUST offer AS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE. SIMPLY PUT; WHEN THE sale ENDS HIGH buyer WINS REGARDLESS OF THE FINAL BARGAIN SELLING PRICE. I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST ADDING THIS OR ANY OF MY sales YOU HAVE INTEREST IN TO YOUR "WISH/WANT LIST" AND IF YOU LIKE THE TYPES OF THINGS I SELL, I WOULD BE HONORED TO BE INCLUDED AS ONE OF YOUR"FAVORITE SELLERS". I TRY TO LIST ABOUT 15-20 SPECIAL ITEMS EVERY WEEK SO THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT'S WORTH TAKING A LOOK. I HOPE YOU'LL ENJOY EVERYONE OF MY PRECIOUS TREASURES, THEY AREALWAYS OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AND SHALL SURELY BECOME A DEARLY LOVED FAMILY HEIRLOOM TO BE CHERISHED FOR GENERATIONS. THIS PRECIOUS RING HAS NO UNUSUAL WEAR, NO DENTS, NO REPAIRS AND NO DEEP OR BOTHERSOME SCRATCHES. EVEN THE BEAUTIFUL OPAL & DIAMONDS HAVE NO CHIPS, NO CRACKS, NO CRAZINGAND NO SCRATCHES. THE INTEREIOR OF THE SHANK IS FULLY MARKED "14K" FOR ALL SOLID REAL 14KTYELLOW GOLD OF 585 PURITY.I KNOW IT CAN BE SCARY BUYING DIAMOND & GEMSTONE JEWELRY ON THE INTERNET, ESPECIALLY ON SO I AM NOW OFFERING AN AGL APPRAISAL WITH SELECT ITEMS THAT HAVE SIGNIFICANT VALUE. I HAVE CHOSEN AN INDEPENDENT GIA GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST WHO HAS TAKEN AND COMPLETED EVERY COURSE OFFERED RELATING TO GEMS & JEWELRY. PLEASE KNOW THAT HIS GIA CLARITY & COLOR GRADING IS THE MOST STRINGENT OF ANY IN THE INDUSTRY. TYPICALLY "VS" CLARITY DIAMONDS EVALUATED BY EGL (EUROPEAN GEMOLOGICAL LABORATORY) OR OTHER INSTITUTIONS WOULD BARELY QUALIFY OR MEET GIA'S "SI" CLARITY STANDARDS. MY DIAMONDS & GEMSTONES ARE ALWAYS 100% NATURAL, NEVER HAVE ANY VISIBLE CARBON (BLACK SPOTS), IMPERFECTIONS OR FLAWS (UNLESS INDICATED) AS I NEVER LIKED OR BOUGHT POOR QUALITY DIAMOND AND GEMSTONE JEWELRY AND THEREFORE HAVE NO DESIRE SELLING THEM TO MY CUSTOMERS. THE APPRAISAL INCLUDED IS COMPILED USING THE MOST ULTRA CONSERVATIVE COLOR & CLARITY GRADING THAT YOU WILL FIND. I HAVE CHOSEN THIS APPRAISER WITH NO VESTED INTEREST IN MY JEWELRY OR BUSINESS SO THAT THE DIAMONDS & GEMSTONES YOU RECEIVE FROM ME WILL SURELY EXCEED ANY EXPECTATION RELATING TO YOUR DESIRE FOR MAGNIFICENT DIAMONDS & GEMS WITH OUTSTANDING COLOR AND CLARITY. I HOPE THE APPRAISAL WILL BE USEFUL IN GUIDING YOU TO FIND DIAMOND & GEMSTONE JEWELRY THAT YOU WILL ENJOY AND CHERISH FOR DECADES & GENERATIONS TOO COME. THE APPRAISAL NOT ONLY PROVIDES ACCURATE INFORMATION FOR MAKING VALUEABLE DECISIONS FOR offerDING BUT CAN ALSO BE USED WHEN INSURING YOUR NEW PURCHASE. THE ORIGINAL APPRAISAL WILL BE INCLUDED TO THE LUCKY HIGH buyer OF THIS sale WHEN RECEIVING THIS ITEM. THIS STUNNINGVINTAGE CIRCA 1950'SREAL 14KTYELLOW GOLD, DIAMONDS& NATURAL AUSTRALIAN OPAL RING IS ABSOLUTELY 100% ORIGINAL! IF YOU LOVE FANTASTICVINTAGE JEWELRY THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS SPECTACULARMEN'S DIAMOND & OPAL RING! THESE SELDOM FOUNDTOP QUALITYJEWELRY PIECES ARE BECOMING ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AT ANY SORT OF A REASONABLE PRICE BUT I HAVE, AS ALWAYS, STARTED THIS WITH A VERY LOW OPENING offer TO MAKEIT EVER SO AFFORDABLETO ALL THOSE WHO ADORETHE FINEST INNATURAL AUSTRALIAN OPAL & DIAMONDRINGS. THIS HAS SINCE BEEN PART OF MY HUSBANDSVERY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTIONOF FINE JEWELRY WHICH IS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME BEING OFFERED TO ALL THE WONDERFUL COLLECTORS WHO APPRECIATE ONLY THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF ORIGINALVINTAGE ~ PREVIOUSLY OWNED RINGS. THIS WAS NEVER IN MY STORE INVENTORY BUT KEPT AT HOME. I AM GETTING UP THERE INAGE HAVING JUST TURNED 83 YEARS YOUNG AND HAVE CLOSED MY STORES SO NOW IT IS TIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO CHERISHMY PERSONAL TREASURESAND TAKE THE SAME CARE THAT ONLY A LOVER OF REAL FINE QUALITY JEWELRY CAN PROVIDE ONE OF MY FAVORITE AND HIGHLY PRIZED POSSESSIONS. I HOPE THIS WILL BE ENJOYED AND TREASURED FOR AS MANY YEARS ASMY HUSBANDHAD PRIDED HAVING THIS GORGEOUS VINTAGE SOLID 14KTYELLOW GOLD, DIAMONDS& NATURAL AUSTRALIAN OPALRING IN HIS COLLECTION. ENJOY AND HAPPY offerDING!
*AS FOR RING SIZING: There is no cost for sizing of any of my rings that are in fact, sizeable. I am more than happy to have my wonderful jeweler do the sizing of your ring. However, If I have the re-sizing done prior to shipment, I would not be able to extend my usual 14 day return policy. The issue being that the ring will no longer be as it was when originally described in this listing there by making it impossible for me to offer it to an underbuyer or re-listed in a future sale should you for any reason decide to return it. I am happy to have the sizing done prior to shipping but the item will only be returnable if I have errored in my description. Specifically, the item's metal type or karat content, the identidication or naturalness of the gemstone(s) or the accuracy of color, cut, clarity and size. Please know that the weight will vary after sizing and will not be changed from the original appraisal. To ensure the quality of most items, I have already paid for an independant GIA graduate gemologist to perform a verbal or written appraisal as verification of these details (written appraisals are included with your item). If you agree that you shall only return the ring because of an obvious error in the description (as per policy of an item being "Not As Described") and for no other reason, I shall gladly proceed with the sizing prior to mailing. F.Y.I.; Sizing does take about a week to have done so please expect a delay in the posted "Expected Delivery Date". If you are in any way concerned with the accuracy of my description and first prefer to inspect the item, I would like to suggest that I send you the ring in its current unre-sized state so you can examine it in person. Assuming it is just as described and exceeds your expectations, you can then ship it back to me fully insured. After your decission to proceed with the transaction, I will promptly have my jeweler make it to the size you have requested. I will also reimburse to you all postage costs of shipping it back with insurance for sizing as a partial refund through your original paypal payment. Please remember to include a note stating the postage & insurance fees associated with returning the packaged ring. I am sorry if this causes you any inconvienence but after my paying for an appraisal and sizing along with the time of taking it back & forth to the jeweler, you can hopefully understand why this is necessary prior to my kindly offering to have any sizing done. My greatest concern is your being completely satisfied with your purchase. If you have any further questions, please let me know prior to offerding. Kindest Regards, Bernice Ellen
F.Y.I. I am a 3rd generation antiques dealer & have been in the fine antiques business for over 30 years. I have had several open stores over these years but now with rents out of the realm of reality & my age creeping up on me, I have closed the last of them & I am now concentrating all efforts to on line sales. I am very knowledgeable about all types of antiques. I do not & will not sell fakes or reproductions of anything. All my items are 100% as described & the pictures prove it! Any damage or imperfection is noted and all items are mailed with an invisible ID mark that only I know of. This will eliminate anyone trying to item switch a broken treasure with my perfect piece. If you want any other detail about an item, please ask & be certain to include your direct email address for a reply. does not allow my sending pictures thru their email service. I will try to accomodate all requests on 1st come, 1st served daily basis. I do not sell outside so do not ask. I can offer a very expensive buy it now if you must have it today! I ship 1 day a week so please be patient. Everything is very carefully packed as I love my things & want you to enjoy them in the same condition as I have. All items are sent via USPS & Insured at full value. Sorry if this costs International buyers more but these are 's rules & I will follow them to the letter. Please work out any special payment request in advance as all sales should be simply processed through PayPal unless we have made prior arrangements. Ask any & all questions before you offer as the offer is your contract to purchase. I allow 5 days for payment in full otherwise the item is sold to the next highest buyer or re-listed & I will leaveappropriate response to all non paying buyers. I hope everything is very plain & simple to understand but do not be shy about asking anything should you require additional info or details. I hope you enjoy each & every item as most are from my private collection assembled over the past 30 years and never before offered for sale. Each piece is very special, of great quality, rare for its' kind and worthy of any advanced collection. Thank You, Bernice Ellen
ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL buyers ~ BUYERS!
~SHIPMENTS TO COUNTRIES (DESTINATIONS)OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES~
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS MORE COSTLY. WE DO NOT PROFIT OR "MARK UP" SHIPPING COSTS. WE USE THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE POSTAGE PRICE CALCULATOR THROUGH PAYPAL SHIPPING TO CALCULATE THE ACTUAL PRICE FOR SHIPPING CHARGES AT USPS.COM WEBSITE. PAYPAL REQUIRES ALL INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED ITEMS BE TRACKABLE ON-LINE. THE ONLY SHIPPING SERVICE WITH AN AFFORDABLE TRACKING OPTION THAT MEETS PAYPAL'S PRECISE REQUIREMENTS IS USPS "EXPRESS MAIL". WE DO NOT SHIP ITEMS VIA; REGISTERED MAIL, FLAT RATE MAIL,PRIORITY MAIL OR 1ST CLASS MAIL (NO EXCEPTIONS). WE PAY ANY AND ALL COSTS OF AVAILABLE INSURANCE COVERAGE OFFERED THROUGH THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE AT THE FULL VALUE OF EVERY ITEM SOLD. INSURANCE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ITEMS THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE'S INSURANCE REGULATIONS. PLEASE CHECK THAT VALUE COVERAGE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC PURCHASE BY CONTACTING THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES HAVE LOW VALUE LIMITS SUCH AS ENGLAND WITH A MAXIMUM INSURANCE VALUE OF $650.00. THESE LIMITS ARE FREQUENTLY LESS THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF AN ITEM'S ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE OR VALUE. THUS, PLEASE DO NOT PLACE A offer FOR YOUR INTENDED PURCHASE IF THE COVERAGE LIMITS ARE LESS THAN WHAT YOU ARE offerDING FOR THE ITEM. YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK THE POSTAL SERVICE WEBSITE AT USPS.COM FOR THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT AVAILABLE TO YOUR SPECIFIC LOCATION BY VIEWING THE LIMITATIONS OF VALUE FOR MERCHANDISE SENT VIA EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL MAIL. CERTAIN COUNTRIES HAVE REGULATIONS LIMITING THE IMPORTATION OF ART, ANTIQUES AND/OR JEWELRY. PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOUR COUNTRY ALLOWS THE IMPORTATION OF THE ITEM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING. YOU ARE REQUESTING SHIPMENT BY US WHEN POSTING PAYMENT TO US FOR THE ITEM COST PLUS SHIPPING FEES. IT IS YOUR OBLIGATION TO DETERMINE IF THE POSTAL INSURANCE AVAILABLE APPLIES TO YOUR ITEM TYPE AND ALSO TO; USPS INTERNATIONALEXPRESS MAIL TO YOUR LOCATION BUT IF USPS COVERAGE DOES NOT APPLY, DOES NOT COMPLY OR DOES NOT EQUAL THE ITEM'S VALUE FOR YOUR DESTINATION, YOU SHALL BE SOLEY ASSUMING ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE, THEFT, CONFISCATION, TERRORIST ACTS OR ANY PERILS/ACTS OF GOD RESULTING IN YOUR REQUESTING DELIVERY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU OBTAINING INDEPENDANT ADDITIONAL COVERAGE FROM A TOP RATED INSURER IF THE COVERAGE OFFERED THROUGH USPS DOES NOT CONFORM TO OR PROPERLY PROTECT YOUR ITEM'S VALUE OF PURCHASE. YOUR POSTING OF PAYMENT TO US IN FULL FOR THE PURCAHSE PRICE OF ANY ITEM SOLD BY DONAHUE ANTIQUES A.K.A. (MYPRIVATEMUSEUM) IS YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, ACCEPTANCE AND AGREEMENT THAT SHALL THEREFOR CONSTITUTE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. IMPORT DUTIES, TAXES, V.A.T. AND ANY OTHER CUSTOMS/IMPORT CHARGES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ITEM PRICE OR SHIPPING CHARGES. ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES OR FEES ARE THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY AND TO BE PAID (IF REQUIRED) BY THE BUYER. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S CUSTOMS OFFICE OR POSTAL CARRIER COMPANY TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANY, THESE ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE PRIOR TO offerDING. THESE CHARGES ARE NORMALLY COLLECTED BY THE DELIVERING FREIGHT (SHIPPING) COMPANY, POSTAL CARRIER, CUSTOMS OR WHEN YOU PICK THE ITEM UP AT THEIR DELIVERY LOCATION. DO NOT CONFUSE THESE ADDED COSTS FOR CUSTOMS/IMPORT FEES AS "SHIPPING" CHARGE(S) ON ANY INVOICE SENT TO YOU THROUGH OUR OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. WE DO NOT MARK MERCHANDISE VALUES BELOW THE WINNING offer OR sale VALUE. WE CAN NOT MARK ITEMS AS "GIFTS" ~ , PAYPAL, POSTAL, UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THIS. WE ARE UNABLE TO PREDETERMINE ANY IMPORT TAXES AS THEY ARE CALCULATED BY THE FINAL VALUE WHEN THE sale CLOSES. THESE TAXES OR FEES ARE GENERALLY BASED AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE FINAL VALUE AND VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OR THE LIMITATIONS OF COVERAGE, PLEASE CONTACT US ATLEAST 1 DAY PRIOR TO offerDING. THANK YOU, DONAHUE ANTIQUES~ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
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Best Vintage 50s Real 14k Gold+australian Opal&1/2+ct~carat Diamond Ring~men~man: $1,445