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Posted 7 months ago

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TassieDevil
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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, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    Wow
    That's amazing :-)
  3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    Thanks very much Zilla for the "wow".......that's what I thought when I first saw it too lol!!! :-)
  5. kyratango kyratango, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    You've done more than OK! Such a beautiful brooch, and very unique!
  7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    Judy,
    These are such beautiful opals! Just outstanding!
  10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 months ago
    Lovely brooch Judy, I just love opals.
  11. Manikin Manikin, 7 months ago
    wow gorgeous ! love love
  12. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 7 months ago
    I agree with Manikin, Wow ! Just Gorgeous ! :)
  13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 months ago
    This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I think you did very well ;) That's always a great feeling.
  14. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 7 months ago
    Really lovely. A delightful piece.
  15. Rick55 Rick55, 7 months ago
    The colors of the opals are outstanding Tassie! Well bought!
  16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    Fabulous shape..love it!..:-)
  18. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    Make that Fixed!!!!
  20. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    Agram and MrColorz, thanks very much to you both for taking the time to look and love!
  22. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months ago
    Thank you Sean, always appreciate the love!!
  23. Nicefice, 7 months ago
    Beautiful Piece!!!
  24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months ago
    Thanks so much Nicefice, appreciate your comment and the love!:-)
  25. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months ago
    Thanks for the love Rose, much appreciated!
  26. roddyq roddyq, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    Thanks very much for the love Gillian, very much appreciated!!
  29. roddyq roddyq, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    How great Roddy!! Which state is your son in? Come for a good holiday visit at least anyway!
  31. roddyq roddyq, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months ago
    That's great Roddy, very happy for you! :-))
  35. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months ago
    Appreciate the love Sean, thank you!!
  36. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months ago
    Appreciate the love Toni, thank you!
  37. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months ago
    Lamplover, thank you very much for taking the time to look and love, it is really appreciated!
  38. martika martika, 7 months ago
    Congratulation ! it's a beautiful find ! :)
  39. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months ago
    Thank you very much Martika!! :-)

    And appreciate the love Janasvo and Martika, thank you both very much!!
  40. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 7 months ago
    Roycroft and Sean, thank you both very much for the love!
  41. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 months ago
    Appreciate the love and interest BelleEpoque, thank you very much! :-)
  42. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 months ago
    Hi Enameled_Beetle......thanks so much for taking the time to look and love! :-)
  43. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 months ago
    mcheconi and MrsTyndall, thanks both very much for the love, really appreciated!
  44. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 months ago
    Hello Thomas, thanks very much for the love, always appreciated!
  45. brunswick brunswick, 6 months ago
    You are most Welcome!!!

    Thomas.
  46. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 months ago
    Appreciate the love Tigra, thanks very much!
  47. inky inky, 5 months 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!...:-)
  48. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 months ago
    This is a wonderful brooch! I Love how well the crecent shape go well together with the "moonlight" from those opals! Wow!!!
  49. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 months ago
    Thanks very much Elizabeth for the wonderful comment and for the love, it is very much appreciated!
  50. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 months ago
    This is absolutely gorgeous!
  51. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 months ago
    Thank you BTL, always nice to hear from you and appreciate the love too!
  52. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 months ago
    Appreciate the love Mike, thank you!
  53. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 months ago
    Thanks very much Vintagelamp for the love, very much appreciated!
  54. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 months ago
    Appreciate the love Vintagefran, thank you:-)
  55. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 months ago
    Appreciate the love Buckethead, thank you:-)

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