"Opal Landscape" Ring
High Jewelry ring. Jewelery creation entitled "Opalescence". Its frame features an organic shape. Its stone, the opal, symbolizes Hope. This piece is unique. The stone is an Australian opal from the Coober Pedy region. The chiseled frame is made of Argentium.
Specificities of the Model
Title: "Opal Landscape"
Type : Ring
Unique piece / Fantastic Universe
Opale from Australia (Coober Pedy) of 6 Carats
Argentium mount (Sterling silver)
Finger size: T55 (FR 15 / US 7,2 / D17,5) The size is not possible
Weight: 12,69 grams
Dimensions: Length: 20 mm / Width: 22 mm / Height: 25 mm
Designer: Simon-Pierre Delord
Made in my workshop in Cordes-sur-Ciel in France
I work with Rough Opal directly from the mine in Australia. It is shaped by hand using diamond tools.
The mount of the ring is carved in direct cut in wax. It is then made in Argentium (Silver 925) using the lost wax casting technique.
I carry out in my workshop of Cordes-sur-Ciel in the Tarn all the operations necessary for the creation of this unique ring: sculpture, foundry, setting as well as polishing
In the Greco-Roman world, Opal is a powerful lucky charm. It decorated the sticks of the Roman generals. We can cite the case of Nonius, a wealthy senator who owned a hazelnut-sized opal. Marc-Antoine having seen the beauty of the gem wanted to offer it to Cleopatra. Nonius preferred exile. (CHGH)
In the East, the Opal is associated with hope. It shelters from evil and places it under divine protection. "Brahma gave it its celestial blue radiance, Vishnu the radiance of the sun and Shiva its flamboyant red" (NIMO)
"Women with light hair expected from the Opal an eternal happyness" (PARK)
"Who constantly feeds on black drawings and perceives the world on a negative world cannot wear an opal without his own negativity turning against him" (PARK)
"When the drought rages, we make an image of the Dragon Yin and it starts to rain" (GRAN)
CHGH : Jean CHEVALIER, Alain GHEERBRANDT, Dictionary of symbols, Paris, (c) R. Laffont, Collection "Bouquins", 1989
NIMO : Christiana NIMOSUS, Stones and traditions, Paris, (c) Maisnie-Trédaniel, 1968
PARK : Cornélia M. PARKINSON, The magic of stones, Paris, (c) Flammarion, Collection "J'ai lu", 1991
GRAN : M.GRANET, Dances and legends of ancient China, 2 volume, Paris, 1926