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    Posted 2 years ago

    kyratango
    (429 items)

    Hoping than the close up pics will help!

    Question is...

    Doublet...

    Triplet...

    Solid opal?

    You can see better the gold leaves and berries too :-)

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      http://www.opalsdownunder.com.au/learn-about-opals/advanced/black-opal-vs-boulder-opal
      Hi kyra, personal I would have to go with solid opal looking at it from the back. I'll be interested in what Paul as to says. I was also thinking it could be a boulder Opal, with the greens and blues of the opal, your Opal seems to have a slight layer of maybe sandstone or iron. I've put the link above because I thought It could help, also it's interesting.
    2. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Jean I thank you so much for the article. Every time CW'ers are talking about boulder, singlet, black - I had no idea what you meant until now. Thank you!

      Kyra you have such a gorgeous piece of jewelry, are you sure nothing needs kyratising?

      Would you please tell me the dimensions the brooch.
    3. Kiwitaia Kiwitaia, 2 years ago
      Lovely piece, definitely Australian, but I don't think Wager.
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      The stone looks phenomenal too and probably why you bought this piece or a major reason !
    5. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Jean, I explored it and forgot to say about it, thank you for giving the link!!!

      Gillian, yes the article is very informative and Jean did very well posting it!
      There is a faint gap around the stone, but I won't risk any intervention...
      Dimensions are 6.5cm long, 1.5cm wide. This post is part 2, the entire brooch is posted just before
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/233786-arts-and-crafts-black-opal-triplet-long?in=user
      Thank you so much for your interest :-)

      Kiwitaia, yes, Australian for sure! Concerning Wager, it is only curiosity, I'm very pleased with this brooch even if by an unknown maker :-D
      Thank you for your very appreciated visit, love and comment.

      Phil, for sure, I love opals, Arts and Crafts and brooches... so I had to have it ;-)) Thank you, XOXO

      Thank you for your visit and love, Mrstyndall, Jean, Caperkid, Bonnie, Aura, Vetraio, SpiritBear, MacDaddyRico and Judy!
    6. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 2 years ago
      Hi Kyra, I don't think it's Rhoda Wager because I've never seen mille-grain on her bezels. Worth going through the Powerhouse Museum pieces to check. I had a quick look and it seems they've reorganised the online collection and now you only see a limited number instead of the 60 pieces that used to be available.

      It's very difficult to tell if it is a solid black opal or a doublet because the old-timers used genuine opal potch on the back of their doublets.

      Gorgeous piece, love those blue/green colours, definitely from Lightning Ridge.
    7. KarenLR71, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the link to the article, Jean. I was in the same boat as Jillian when it came to trying to figure out what a doublet, triplet, etc. meant. It was very enlightening!
    8. KarenLR71, 2 years ago
      Kyra,

      Thanks for more pics with the leaves and berries! I think we are all in love with this piece. I had no idea an opal could come in such gorgeous colors (and I learned that 'black opals' are extremely rare and costly...lol).

      I think it came already "Kyratised". Unique and lovely just like the pieces you create.
    9. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Paul, thank you so much for your input! The millegrain part didn't come to my mind... of course, now you told that I looked again to Wager pieces images and you're right!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      KarenLR71, thanks again for all your kind words :-)
      I'm glad you enjoy looking at the pics!
      I love documentation books, but the fantastic part of internet images is you can enlarge them to nearly get a physical view of the pieces.
      I found myself trying to enlarge a postcard under plastic cover as on my smart phone, to read minuscule writing! LOL
    11. AuctionJunkie AuctionJunkie, 2 years ago
      So in love with this.
    12. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Awww, thank you AuctionJunkie!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Huge collective thanks to all of you, 25 lovers!

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