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    Posted 4 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (491 items)

    This necklace is a recent addition to my collection. I believe this piece is called a knife edge bar necklace. The Diamond is rose cut and the pearl is cultured, what I'm most interested in is the opal, I'm hoping Paul will know what type it is. The opal itself displays an enormous amount of colour, looking from the back it isn't a doublet, it's difficult to see from the photo from back but but there is colour that comes through. I have a feeling that 9ct gold chain as been a replacement as the pendant itself is a lovely rose colour and the chain isn't.

    Many thanks for looking.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      What a gorgeous combination; rose cut diamond, pearl and opal. It's all so beautiful.
      Paul knows best, but my idea is this is a Lightening Ridge opal, or possibly Coober Pedy.
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      So beautiful Jean, gorgeous opal!!!
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi Karen, I was looking at Paul's opal's and the one that stood for me was a opal ring, the opal was from Lightening Ridge, hopefully Paul will drop by and and give us is verdict. I also love the combination of the Diamond, Pearl and Opal together it is very striking. As alway Karen thanks for your lovely comment.
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Awwww, thanks Judy.
    5. Enameled_Beetle Enameled_Beetle, 4 years ago
      Beautiful!
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Thank you Enameled_Beetle, your collection of jewellery is amazing, I can't wait to see your future treasures.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Love the combo! so elegant!
      Are you sure the pearl is cultured? It could really be a natural one :-)
      The diamond is rather cushion old mine cut than rosecut.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi kyra, I have absolutely no idea If the pearl is natural or cultured, the only thing I've tried is the tooth test and it is gritty, I thought both natural and cultured pearl are both gritty?
      Also I'll hold my hands up I just assumed the Diamond was rosecut because of its age, I'll look up cushion cut. Thanks as always for your help.
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      http://www.ebay.com/gds/Are-Freshwater-and-Cultured-Pearls-the-Same-/10000000177633166/g.html
      This is interesting reading on natural or fake pearls.
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      https://www.serendipitydiamonds.com/blog/buying-old-cut-diamonds/
      I also found this information on old cut diamonds. I think it is good to put these links on so other people plus myself have some kind of record to fall back on.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks

      Gillian
      TubeAmp
      Deepseas
      Behrinmind
      Hel
      aura
      vetraio
      bijoucaillouvintage
      Caperkid
      racer
      Wandlessfairy
      mikelv
      TassieDevil
      Mrstyndall
      Jlmam
      Roycroftbooksfromme
      Enameled_Beetle
      melaniej
    12. Sammyz Sammyz, 4 years ago
      Reminds me of the Ethiopian opals I collect, but they are a fairly recent find.
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi Sammyz, thanks for your comment, I'm thinking more lightening ridge opals, I'll certainly have a look at the Ethiopian opals.
    14. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 4 years ago
      Hi Jean, no doubt this is a lovely Lightning Ridge solid black opal. It has great colour with plenty of red, - a very nice piece!
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi Paul, thank you for letting me know that this is a Lightening Ridge solid black opal, as always thanks so much for your help.
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks

      Toni
      shareurpassion
      kiwipaul
      SEAN

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