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Gold Opal Ring

This opal ring has a flat band with irregular slightly raised edges that does not continue under the bezel. The oval opal is bezel mounted and surrounded by an opening with an irregular gold frame that is contoured to continue the circle of the bezel. It is wider at the top and the bottom than...

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Several illegible marks on the inside of the shank.


1972, sold by Janiye Jewelry Designers, Boston, MA to Gabriel Padawer, Brookline, MA; 2012, gift of Padawer to the MFA. (Accession date, January 30, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Martha Padawer


Reproduced with permission.

American, 1972


Overall: 2 cm (13/16 in.) diameter of shank Height 2.3 cm (7/8 in.) x width 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) of bezel

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and opal


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings