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Victorian Opal And Diamond Crescent Brooch Circa 1890


£1,925 | $2,683 USD | €2,243 EUR
Item Number: SA821410
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Howell 1870
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A fabulous Victorian opal and diamond crescent brooch set with 9 precious opals accentuated with old cut diamonds in gold, typically with the gemstones set in silver. The opals have great fire, predominantly blue/green/pink in color, relating more to the black opal range than pale opal. (Please see the video clip of the brooch as an indication of the depth of colour of the opals, they are notoriously difficult to photograph).
The gems graduate in size from approx. 6mm x 4mm at the center down to 3mm x 2mm at each end. Between each opal are pairs of Old Mine cut diamonds set one above the other before terminating with a single diamond at each end. A pierced gallery completes the design. A curved pin with hinged fastening to a C scroll catch.
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Reasonable offers will always be considered.
MEASUREMENT 51mm L x 10mm D
OPAL - 9 Graduated cabochon Opals, estimated 1.00 carat total weight
CARAT WEIGHT - 18 small melee diamonds with an estimated 0.24 carat total diamond weight
CUT - Old Mine Cut
MATERIALS 9 Karat yellow gold/Silver/Opals/Diamonds
WEIGHT - 4.4g
HALLMARK None, (but tested as 9K with a touchstone)
CONDITION - Overall very good, the opals maintain their strong opalescence and exhibit a delightful play of colour - electric blues, green, pink and yellow. All stones are original and securely set. The brooch fitting opens and closes firmly. All gold work remains in sound order and no dents or large scratches.
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Internal Ref: BR669


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.

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