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Opal Jewelry22 of 109Opal & Fire Agate Gold Pendant Jaques & Marcus Brooch/Pendant with Opal Intaglio by Wilhelm Schmidt, circa 1890
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    Posted 3 years ago

    TassieDevil
    (175 items)

    Hello everyone.

    This piece is my first ebay buy for the year which arrived today.
    I must admit I was a bit nervous while I was unwrapping the package as the seller's pictures were not the best and the description was minimal. Does everyone get that "have I done the right thing" and "is it what I hope it is" feeling with some purchases?

    I paid under $200.00 for this brooch and I think it is really beautiful. It is not hallmarked for gold but I do feel confident that it is gold.....research would suggest that it is probably 15ct gold and Australian or British made.

    I am calling it Edwardian Period because of the hinge as well as the crescent shape, which was very popular in that time frame.
    This brooch measures 2 inches across tip to tip.
    The opals are really pretty, there are 15 graduating in total. I need a bit of help here please.......as I am not sure if they are all the same variety or they are a mixed lot. They are all open backed and I hope you can see that in the pictures.

    Anyway, I think I have done ok with this one, I love it and hope you do too. Thanks, Judy

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      It's beautiful, Judy! I think you did well with the price. Not uncommon for Edwardian jewelry to be unmarked, but let a jeweler examine it - there might be tiny marks somewhere. :-)))
    2. Zilla Zilla, 3 years ago
      Wow
      That's amazing :-)
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie, glad you like it and yes, I will have to take it into town and get it checked.......

      Have you heard if anyone is having trouble getting emails from cw??? I haven't had any for 2 days so checked on comments that I knew I would get replies to and I did have replies.....but the emails did not come through.......
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks very much Zilla for the "wow".......that's what I thought when I first saw it too lol!!! :-)
    5. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Judy, I think you did really well!

      Yes, I know well the feeling of "is it what I think it is" ;-D

      Paul will certainly know what opal mine it is!

      Beautiful find!!!
    6. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 3 years ago
      You've done more than OK! Such a beautiful brooch, and very unique!
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Pascale, glad you think it is beautiful and can relate to my worries lol!!
      Will wait and see if Kiwipaul calls in. :-)
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks very much Bijou for your great comment......I do get lucky some times and really was not expecting to win the auction!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Judy,
      These are such beautiful opals! Just outstanding!
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Lovely brooch Judy, I just love opals.
    11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      wow gorgeous ! love love
    12. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      I agree with Manikin, Wow ! Just Gorgeous ! :)
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I think you did very well ;) That's always a great feeling.
    14. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 3 years ago
      Really lovely. A delightful piece.
    15. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      The colors of the opals are outstanding Tassie! Well bought!
    16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks very much everyone for all the wonderful comments!!! Thanks Scott, Jean, Manikin, Ken, Share, Wandless, Czechglass and Rick.
      I still haven't received any of your comments as emails even though I always have the box ticked!!! Very frustrating!!!!
      Does anyone have any clues as to why this is happening or what I can do to fix it??? If it is a fault this end!!
      I have sent an email to CW....... any help appreciated.....thanks!
    17. inky inky, 3 years ago
      Fabulous shape..love it!..:-)
    18. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Yay!! CW has very kindly fix my email problem so I am back in business!!

      Thanks Inky, glad you love it!!
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Make that Fixed!!!!
    20. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks very much everyone for the loves. The support and interest shown here is just wonderful, if a little overwhelming :-) and I really do appreciate each and every one of you for being so kind and thoughtful. There have been 30 loves and so many comments that I am sure you will understand if I don't name everyone, but please know I am very grateful for all loves and comments!!!
      AND...my emails are working great now!!!!
    21. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Agram and MrColorz, thanks very much to you both for taking the time to look and love!
    22. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thank you Sean, always appreciate the love!!
    23. Nicefice, 3 years ago
      Beautiful Piece!!!
    24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much Nicefice, appreciate your comment and the love!:-)
    25. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love Rose, much appreciated!
    26. roddyq roddyq, 3 years ago
      Such a beautiful brooch Judy!! I remember reading about the different types of Australian opals when I was living in Australia. I wanted to go mining for them:))
    27. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Roddy, it is isn't it!!! Funny how tastes change, a few years ago I would not have given opals a second glance! But now well I just love them!! Still can't tell them apart....but that's ok lol!
      You will have to come back to Aus and have a little go at opal mining......put that on your bucket list!!
      Appreciate the love too, thanks!
    28. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks very much for the love Gillian, very much appreciated!!
    29. roddyq roddyq, 3 years ago
      My son was born in Australia Judy. I'm seriously considering returning there to settle down for good especially with my grandson less then 2 weeks from being born. Maybe I will get an opportunity to finally have a go at opal mining:)
    30. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      How great Roddy!! Which state is your son in? Come for a good holiday visit at least anyway!
    31. roddyq roddyq, 3 years ago
      Hi Judy. My son lives in West Australia about an hour North of Perth. I'm hoping to make it a one way trip as I have to get my 2 chihuahuas quarintined. It won't be easy for them:(
    32. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Roddy, it will be a big move for you and your puppies!! I can't even begin to imagine how much planning and organising you would have to do for such a move. We are in the process of just moving from one part of Tasmania to another area here and that is stressful enough!!!

      I am sure it will be wonderful for you to be near your son and of course the new grandson too! I haven't been to WA, but I have several cousins over that way who love it!

    33. roddyq roddyq, 3 years ago
      I have been corresponding with some Aussie companies who will take care of everything in handling my chi's Judy. A couple appear to be very professional and I have a good feeling about dealing with them in reducing the stress level in such a long journey and isolation.
      My son loves WA and what I remember from my time spent there it was more enjoyable then NSWales.
      I want this to be my last move, will be great to be close to my son/grandson and his family.
    34. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      That's great Roddy, very happy for you! :-))
    35. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Appreciate the love Sean, thank you!!
    36. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Appreciate the love Toni, thank you!
    37. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Lamplover, thank you very much for taking the time to look and love, it is really appreciated!
    38. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Congratulation ! it's a beautiful find ! :)
    39. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Martika!! :-)

      And appreciate the love Janasvo and Martika, thank you both very much!!
    40. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Roycroft and Sean, thank you both very much for the love!
    41. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Appreciate the love and interest BelleEpoque, thank you very much! :-)
    42. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Enameled_Beetle......thanks so much for taking the time to look and love! :-)
    43. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      mcheconi and MrsTyndall, thanks both very much for the love, really appreciated!
    44. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hello Thomas, thanks very much for the love, always appreciated!
    45. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Appreciate the love Tigra, thanks very much!
    46. inky inky, 2 years ago
      Thank you for your thoughts and your kind comment..its like the calm before the storm at the moment, the anticipation is probably worse, hopefully!..and will do!...:-)
    47. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      This is a wonderful brooch! I Love how well the crecent shape go well together with the "moonlight" from those opals! Wow!!!
    48. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much Elizabeth for the wonderful comment and for the love, it is very much appreciated!
    49. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      This is absolutely gorgeous!
    50. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thank you BTL, always nice to hear from you and appreciate the love too!
    51. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Appreciate the love Mike, thank you!
    52. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much Vintagelamp for the love, very much appreciated!
    53. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Appreciate the love Vintagefran, thank you:-)
    54. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Appreciate the love Buckethead, thank you:-)
    55. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks Toni for taking the time to look and love:-)
    56. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love Jenni:-)
    57. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      `loving this again!@!!!
    58. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Aw, thank you Share, much appreciated :-)
    59. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thank you Freiheit for taking the time to look and love :-)
    60. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love AnnaB, sincerely appreciated :-)
    61. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      LauraH and Bratjdd, thanks very much for taking the time to look and love, it is very much appreciated :-)
    62. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 1 year ago
      Thanks so very much for the love Freiheit and Elisabethan :-)

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