The Danish 1970's opal ring by Harald William Jensen
24 000 kr
Stunning Danish modernist ring set with an absolutely magical opal. Made by goldsmith Harald William Jensen in the 1970s, this ring is large enought to be a statement but easy to match with any outfit, and a pleasure to wear. Modelled in 14 carat structured gold that shimmers in the light light, and set with a large fiery opal that displays the most gorgeous play of colour.
The opal has a white body with distinct purple undertones, displaying flashes in green, blue-purple, yellow, orange and turquoise. It measures 21 x 11 mm and rises about 3 mm above the edge of the gold bezel.
The ringhead rises 8 mm from the finger, the band is just over 5 mm wide. The opal is set in a rounded closed back setting, giving the back of the ringhead a smooth and comfortable fit on your finger.
In very good condition, the opal has barely any signs of wear at all. There's a tiny indent at the edge of the bezel setting in one place, and some general surface wear to the gold, but nothing very noticeable when the ring is worn.
Weight 10.59 grams. Size 5 1/2 US, L UK OR 16,1 mm. The fit might be experiences as slightly smaller due to the width of the band.
Hallmarked with the makers mark for Harald William Jensen, HWJ, Denmark, 14k and 585.
Harald William Jensen (1930-2008) was made a goldsmith in Tinglev, Denmark and added degrees in gold and silversmithing from schools both in Copenhagen, Denmark and from Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany to his merits. He opened his own workshop in Copenhagen in 1956, then worked out of F. Hingelbers workshop in Arhus between 1966-1971. From 1971 he had his own workshop in Velje, Denmark.