Vintage 14kt Gold Opal & Sapphire Harem Ring
A pretty and unusual combination ring from the mid 20th Century, c1970s. The ring is made from 14kt gold and is a multi shank ring, otherwise known as a harem ring, with three separate bands that are held together by a gold fixing at the back. The ring is set with pretty opals that are fairly white in appearance, though they do exhibit some flashes of colour in different lights. This is very difficult to capture in the photos. Interspersed between the opals are dark blue sapphires. The effect is quite striking with the white against the dark stones.
As mentioned above, this style of ring is called a harem or puzzle ring and is an alternative style of wedding ring, notably from Turkey, where the word 'harem' is a derivative of 'haram' meaning forbidden or sacred place.
Materials - 14kt Gold (marked 14 on the shoulder of one band), Opal, Sapphire
Age - C1970s
Size - The ring is approx 9mm wide at the top, narrowing to 5.5mm wide at the back.
Ring size UK Q US 8 This ring cannot be resized
Condition - Very good
Weight - 4.84g