Posted 5 years ago
People who take an interest in the work of Rhoda Wager will probably recognise this brooch as Australian. I know Jewel1900, TassieDevil, kyra and kiwipaul have seen this design before. I also have a pair of earrings with the same design, I'll put the link on below. This design as been associated with Rhoda Wager, but here on CW we believe it isn't. These designs have been sold in top end galleries and auction houses as Rhoda Wager.
We shall probably never know who made these pieces, but there is no denying they are wonderful. I've tried to show the colours within the opal but as people know they are notoriously difficult to photograph. The opal is a doublet with a slight dome at the back.
Many thanks for looking