Posted 5 years ago
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