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    Posted 3 years ago

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    To me this brooch is beautiful, I love the wonderful gold filigree work and the amazing colour display of the opals, (I think they are black opals) The opals are solid, not doublets, I believe these opals came from Lightening Ridge Australia. I hope kiwipaul can give me more information.
    The big middle teardrop opal has a very large dome and as you can see all the opals are in a bezel cabochon setting. I've tried to take photos from different angles to get the colour of the opals showing through.
    Many thanks for looking

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    1. NevadaBlades, 3 years ago
      I concur, it is beautiful. Stunning! [;>)
    2. AmatoorPikr, 3 years ago
    3. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Oh... ooohhh... OOOHHH!!!
      Gorgeous opals, gorgeous wirework!!!
      Did you notice the special clasp? It can be worn as a pendant without beeing poked by the pin! It must have had a removable bail at some time.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      WOW !!!!! WOW
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you NevadaBlades, for your very lovely comment :-)
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      AmatoorPika, many thanks for passing by and leaving your great comment.
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Kyra, I didn't even realise that I could use this brooch as a pendant, you have fantastic eye sight. Thanks for your comment :-)))
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you vetraio, I appreciate your nice comment.
    9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Ha, Jean! So now you have one more pendant!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Wow! What a class piece of jewellery. The filigree is beautiful but those opals!!
      Not 1, not 2, but 8!! Exceptional and each opal alone is a quality jewel.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Puffffff yes Kyra a pendant as well as a brooch, that great :-)
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Karen, thanks so much for your comment, I was wondering if you could tell me if you think they are black opals? I'm not a expert in opals :-( but I think they are.
    13. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 3 years ago
      Stonking piece Jean, I saw it on sale and thought it was fab, you've done very, very well. An early piece with all solid black opals from Lightning Ridge. Must be later than 1904 when Lightning Ridge came on stream. I'd say late Edwardian to 1920-ish. Certainly no later than early 1930's when 15ct gold was phased out. What are the dimensions of the central opal?
    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Paul, I'm not good at measuring stones but with the tape measure I would say approx 1 1/2 cm, it does have a extremely high dome.
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      I've measured the stone again 1.3 cm long and at the widest 0.8 and about 0.5 dome.
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks

    17. Sandralee, 3 years ago
    18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you Sandralee, for your lovely comment.
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks
    20. Enameled_Beetle Enameled_Beetle, 2 years ago
      Stunning brooch!
    21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Thank you kindly Enameled_Beetle
    22. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Many thanks


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