A Belcher setting (Circa 1850-1890) is a style unique to American rings, named after the American designer Thomas Belcher. The defining feature is how the stone is secured into the ring, using prongs or claws that are cut into the shank of the ring, so that the stone does not extend above the circumference of the shank. Most Belcher-style mountings have a round dip between the prongs at their base. This style is also referred to as a 'buttercup" setting, due to the floral like appearance the prongs create on the ring's face.
This lovely little opal ring, set in a deeply scalloped 14 karat gold Belcher setting with geometric designs at the shoulders. We love the cabochon opal stone, which is a milky white hue with sparks throughout. A seriously sweet ring, perfect for stacking, or for wearing as a dainty single.
Size (can be resized): 8
Weight: 1.8 grams
Materials: Gold, opal
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition