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Opal Jewelry28 of 45Antique Victorian Black Fire Opal 18ct 750 Rose Gold Ring 16.5mm x 9mmAntique Arts and Crafts opal Brooch
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Posted 2 years ago

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wpj
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I can never decide which is more fascinating, opals or moonstones. Opals are always so hard to capture in photographs. These two are antique silver with c-clasps. The fly is the first opal piece I purchased. It was in San Antonio at this great antique jewelry store that has since gone out of business. The scorpion is almost three inches in length and the stones have a lot of fire and color. If you have to deal with bugs they should be like these!!!

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    I'm a scorpio - so I love this -but do you think they are Victorian? Look more like 40's or 50's - but very nice - unusual. Thank you.
  2. wpj wpj, 2 years ago
    Hi, I have A LOT of Scorpio friends!!! I don't know. I have seen
    many of these in moonstones and there is one on Ebay right now
    in the same type of opals and they are all saying circa 1900. They
    do both have the old style c-clasp with no lock on it like
    older brooches have so, can't see that they are circa 1950
    but have nothing to prove it just other listings here and there.
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    the varying shades of clear opals are interesting. i wonder if these are american/mexican opals... they don't look like australian opals to me, but i'm not an expert.
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Well they are REALLY wonderful 1900 or 1950.
  5. rlwindle rlwindle, 2 years ago
    Another Scorpio loves them, great opals.

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