* A Platinum, Black Opal and Diamond Ring, Raymond Yard, containing one oval cabochon cut black opal measuring approximately 12.22 x 9.75 mm and 24 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.00 carat total. Stamp: Yard (scratch marks 24725). 7.30 dwts. Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
The opal has numerous dark fissures that are natural to the stone's formation. These are organic features (not crazing) and the stone does not show any areas of crazing. Numerous faint scratches are noticeable under magnification. There is one minor pit off to the side of the stone that is not visible head on. This blemish would not be considered significant or detrimental to the stone's durability. The depth of the stone is approximately 4.97 mm. Diamond Characteristics (graded in mounting) Color: F-H Clarity: VVS2-VS2, with one stone having an I2 chip. Minimal signs of wear to the shank. The ring is approximately a size 7 1/4.
A Platinum, Black Opal and Diamond Ring, Raymond Yard, 7.30 dwts.