My Best Vintage Real 14k Yellow Gold & Top Natural Big Australian Opal Ring~lady For Sale
*WELCOME TO MY PRIVATE MUSEUM!
FINE & UNIQUE ITEMS HAND SELECTED FOR THEIR RARITY & EXTRAORDINARY VALUE!
*offer NOW, OFTEN & AGAIN!
*ALL SOLD TO THE HIGH buyer!
PLEASE NOTE; I AM ALSO OFFERING MANY OTHERRARE ANTIQUEITEMS & MORE VERY UNIQUE, FANTASTIC & TRULY SPECIAL GENUINE ANTIQUE-ESTATE JEWELRY!
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(PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW)
THIS SENSATIONAL ORIGINAL 1950'S ERA CUSTOM MADE SOLID 14KT YELLOW GOLD LADIES RING IS SET WITH THE MOST EXQUISITE ALL 100% NATURAL (NOT A DUBLET OR WORSE, A TRIPLET LIKE MOST NEW OPALS IF EVEN REAL TO BEGIN WITH) VERY LARGE 14mms BY 9mms (LENGTH & WIDTH) TOP QUALITY AUSTRALIAN OPAL GEMSTONE. THE BREATHTAKING OPAL HAS BEEN MY ONE HOLD OUT THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PART WITH SIMPLY BECAUSE, IT IS THE VERY BEST I HAD EVER FOUND IN ALL MY DECADES OF HANDLING THE VERY FINEST IN ESTATE~VINTAGE & ANTIQUE JEWELRY. THIS IMPORTANT & IMPRESSIVE OVAL DEEP CUT CABOCHON OPAL GEM IS GORGEOUS WITH THE MOST OUTSTANDING COLORS OF PURPLE, BLUE, VIOLET, GREEN, TURQUOISE, YELLOW, ORANGE AND EVEN VERY RARELY FOUND RED ALL MADE EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL BY THE SUMPTUOUS ALL SOLID 14KT REAL YELLOW GOLD SURROUND DESIGNED WITH ROPE TWIST SCROLLING DECORATION AND SPLIT STYLE STATIONS WITH A TRIPLE OPENWORK SHANK. NOT ONLY IS THIS OPAL SPECTACULAR BUT IT ALSO HAS A PERFECT SEMI~TRANSLUCENT QUALITY MAKING THE COLORS THAT MUCH MORE INTENSE AND VIBRANT. I JUST HOPE THE PICTURES DO IT JUSTICE AS THIS IS BEYOND COMPARISON TO ANY OTHER OPAL YOU'LL SEE. EVEN THE CONDITION OF THIS OPAL IS PERFECT AND THE THICK (ABOUT 3mms) CUT REALLY PROVIDES AN IDEAL DEPTH TO DISPLAY THESE MAGICAL COLORS WITHOUT A SINGLE CRACK, CHIP OR SCRATCH TO THIS GLORIOUS OPAL JEWEL. SO OFTEN THIN OPALS OR DUBLETS & TRIPLETS START TO CRACK AND CRAZE FROM STRESS BUT THE WORLD'S FINEST OPALS WILL ENDURE GENERATIONS OF ENJOYMENT UNSCATHED IF THEY ARE PROPERLY CARED FOR AND OF A SPECIFIC THICKNESS. IT'S JUST MORE EXAMPLES OF WHY THIS IS SUCH A PHENOMENAL GEMSTONE AND SOMETHING YOU'LL NEVER SEE TODAY EVEN IN THE FINEST OF NEW JEWELRY STORES. YOU'D CERTAINLY NEVER FIND A HEAVY (8.2 GRAMS) 14KT GEM SET RING IN ANY MALL, DEPARTMENT OR CHAIN TYPE JEWELRY STORE OR HOME SHOPPING CHANNEL AND FINDING SUCH A PRECIOUS HEIRLOOM ON AN INTERNET SITE WILL NEVER HAPPEN UNLESS YOU'RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE DISCOVERED ONE OF MY VERY SPECIAL sales. I WISH I COULD FULLY CONVEY JUST HOW RARE AND VALUEABLE OPALS SUCH AS THIS ARE NOW-A-DAYS ESPECIALLY WITH MOST NEW OPALS BEING MISREPRESENTED AS NATURAL WHEN THEY'RE NOTHING MORE THAN A PAPER THIN SLIVER AFFIXED (GLUED) TO A BLACK MATRIX DESIGNED TO ENHANCE THE COLOR WHICH IS CALLED A "DUBLET" ORA THIN SLICE BETWEEN A DOMED CRYSTAL (GLASS) WITH A BLACK BACKING MAKING IT LOOK THICK (CALLED A TRIPLET) WHEN THERE'S SO LITTLE OPAL GEM YOU MIGHT AS WELL WEAR A PHOTOGRAPH OF THIS OPAL. THIS IS ALL SOLID OPAL THROUGH AND THROUGH! THEN, THERE'S OUTRIGHT FAKE OPALS BY GILSON ~ A GERMAN COMPANY WHICH WERE COSTLY IN THEIR DAY AND NOW THEY SELL JUNK AFGHANISTAN OPALS THAT ARE KNOWN TO CHIP & CRACK EASILY. LASTLY, THEY MAKE "JAPANESE" OPAL WHICH IS PLASTIC OR GLASS WITH SYNTHETIC CRUSHED OPAL AND ARE OFTEN SOLD ON BY DISHONEST CROOKS AS REAL OPAL GEMS. OPAL IS MY BIRTHSTONE AND HAVING SPENT A LIFETIME IN THE FINE ESTATE~VINTAGE & ANTIQUE JEWELRY BUSINESS ALONG WITH MY AGE OF 83, I HAVE SEEN MILLIONS OF OPALS AND YET, I CHOSE THIS AS ONE OF MY PERSONAL KEEPERS. IT'S WHY I WAS SO ECSTATIC AND HONORED TO BE OFFERED THIS BY THE HEIRS OF AN ESTATE I HANDLED NEARLY 25 YEARS AGO OF AN AUSTRALIAN LADY WHO HAD MARRIED A HIGH RANKING GENERAL. SHE WAS ACTIVE WITH THE CONSULATE GENERAL'S OFFICE AND LIVED OUT HER GOLDEN YEARS IN THE BEAUTIFUL MALIBU COLONIES. THERE ARE FEW PIECES OF JEWELRY THAT I HAVE OWNED THAT I COULD RAVE ABOUT AS MUCH AS THIS PHENOMENAL HEIRLOOM BUT JUDGING BY THE COUNTLESS COMPLIMENTS AND ADMIRERS THAT ALWAYS LET ME KNOW IT WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OPAL ANY OF THEM HAD EVER SEEN, IT'S NO WONDER THE GIA (GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA) GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST SO EASILY PROVIDED AN APPRAISAL FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES ONLY WITH AN ESTIMATED RETAIL REPLACEMENT VALUE OF OVER $7,000.00. AFTERALL, I CANGUARANTEE YOU'LL NEVER SEE A PRETTIER OR MORENATURALLY COLORFUL GENUINE OPAL GEM. EVEN THOUGH THIS GORGEOUS RINGCONTAINS MY FINEST AND RAREST OPAL, EVEN RARER IS FINDING SUCH A TREASURE BEING OFFERED IN A REAL sale WITH NO HIDDEN PRICE OR SECRET AMOUNT REQUIRED TO WIN. JUSToffer AS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE AS THIS, MY MOST PRIZED NATURAL OPAL,WILLSELL TO WHOMEVER IS THE HIGHEST buyer WHEN THE sale ENDS ~REGARDLESS OF THE FINAL BARGAIN SELLING PRICE. I MIGHT SUGGEST ADDING THIS OR ANY OF MY OTHER TREASURES YOU HAVE INTEREST IN TO YOUR "WISH/WANT" LIST ANDIF YOU LOVE MY HEIRLOOMS AS MUCH AS I DO,I WOULD BE HONORED IF YOUINCLUDED ME AS ONE OF YOUR"FAVORITE SELLERS". I TRY AND LIST AS MANY NEW (OLD) PIECES AS MY ENERGY AND TIME ALLOWS SO THERE'S ALWAYS ALOT OF GOODIES TO ENJOY EVERY WEEK. THIS EXQUISITE RING IS CURRENTLY A SIZE5.5 (5&1/2)BUT HAVING A PLAIN BACKING TO THE SHANK MAKES IT EASILY SIZEABLE AND IT'S ALWAYS MY PLEASURE TO HAVE RE-SIZED TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS AT NO CHARGE TO THE WINNING buyer (*PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW). THE INTERIOR OF THE SHANK IS HALLMARKED "14K" AND "585"-THE AMERICAN & EUROPEAN MARKS FOR ALL SOLID 14KT REAL YELLOW GOLD OF 585 PURITY.THE GOLD MOUNTING HAS NO REPAIRS, NO UNUSUAL WEAR, NO DENTS AND NO DEEP OR BOTHERSOME SCRATCHES. 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. THIS APPRAISER HAS NO VESTED INTEREST IN MY JEWELRY OR BUSINESS. I ALWAYS LOVED HIGH QUALITY NATURAL GEMS WHICH ENSURES THAT THE ITEMS YOU RECEIVE FROM ME WILL SURELY EXCEED ANY EXPECTATION RELATING TO YOUR DESIRE FOR MAGNIFICENT JEWELRY. I HOPE THE APPRAISAL WILL BE USEFUL IN GUIDING YOU TO FIND THINGS 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 STUNNINGSOLID 14KTYELLOW GOLD &NATURAL AUSTRALIAN OPAL LADIES RING IS ABSOLUTELY 100% ORIGINAL! IF YOU LOVE FANTASTIC HIGH QUALITY JEWELRY THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS SPECTACULARAUSTRALIAN OPAL RING! THESE SELDOM FOUND VINTAGE ESTATE JEWELRY 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 ADORES THE FINEST IN100% NATURAL OPALS. THIS HAS SINCE BEEN PART OF MY VERY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION OFFINE 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 IN MY OWN PERSONAL JEWELRY CHEST. I AM GETTING UP THERE INAGE AND HAVE CLOSED MY STORES SO NOW IT IS TIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO CHERISHMY PERSONAL TREASURES AND TAKE THE SAME CARE THAT ONLY A LOVER OF REAL FINE QUALITYJEWELRY CAN PROVIDE ONE OF MY FAVORITE AND HIGHLY PRIZED POSSESSIONS.I HOPE THIS WILL BE ENJOYED AND TREASURED FOR AS MANY YEARS AS I HAVE PRIDED HAVING THIS GORGEOUS RING IN MY OWN COLLECTION. I KNOW YOU'LL LOVE AND APPRECIATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SUPERB WELL CRAFTED ALL SOLID 14K YELLOW GOLD & PHENOMENAL 100% NATURAL AUSTRALIANOPAL LADIES RING. 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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