Posted 6 years ago
Look what came for me today, I'm so happy I finally have a piece made by Rhoda Wager. I've been humming and ahhhing about buying this brooch for months. After seeing the beautiful pieces of Kiwipaul I decided to go ahead and buy it.
It is such a pretty brooch and the way the Opal changes colour is amazing. I have put some photos with the Opal photographed inside and outside. I don't know much of Rhoda Wager work, her use of the silver leaves around the Opal Is lovely, I hope in the future I shall come across more of her beautiful work.
These are the sellers words about the Opal. The Opal has a back sandstone this could mean one of two things that it is a seam of Opal with the sandstone mother rock left to give it substance, or it could be a doublet utilising a sandstone rock as a backing either way it would be impossible to know for sure without unsetting the stone.
He also told me a story about a lady being interested in buying this brooch, she wanted to take out the Opal and replace it with another stone, hasten to say the brooch wasn't sold to her.
I would like to know what type of Opal this is.
The brooch is 4 cm long the Opal is 2 1/2 cm long and at its widest point 1 cm. it was made around the 1930s.
Many thanks for looking