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Antique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch Pendant
Antique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch Pendant
Antique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch Pendant
Antique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch Pendant
Antique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch Pendant
Antique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch Pendant
Antique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch Pendant

What are the qualities that embody the distinct aura of antique jewelry?

Often people refer to precise details; others to balance and symmetry and careful attention to aesthetics. Many others point to the exquisite age or one-of-a-kind nature, and many name the craftsmanship and artistry, unfortunately rarely practiced today. Whatever draws you to these marvels, this jewel has it all.

Natural Australian opal has been sensitively carved in the image of a woman's or goddess's profile. Examining it closely, the aquiline nose, realistic eye and mouth, luxurious flowing hair, and the addition of a hair ornament or ribbon speak of its quality.

Featuring a section of the opal that gleams with blues and greens, the hair comes to life. The face and neck were chosen from part of the opal that is even in coloration and without additional hues to impart the impression of smooth skin.

The female head was placed amid leaves enriched with lustrous, translucent enamels in sea shell pink, coppery coral, and a range of yellow greens. Typical of the Art Nouveau period, it draws inspiration from nature and is organically lyrical in feel.

Three old European diamonds punctuate the top and above two of the leaves. At the bottom tip, a natural freshwater pearl serves as a pivot point.

The piece was constructed all in 18k yellow gold and with a watch hanger fitting that allows an additional drop to be added. There is a brooch fitting with safety as well.

Just ask us to add a pendant fitting at no charge.

Antique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch PendantAntique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch PendantAntique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch PendantAntique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch PendantAntique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch PendantAntique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch PendantAntique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch Pendant
Item 22225

Antique Carved Opal & Enamel Brooch Pendant

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$2,850 USD Sale! $2,565 USD
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Date: Circa 1900.

Measurements: Length of 1 1/8 inches and the same width. Weight of 6.0 grams.

Condition: Excellent.

Origin: Most likely American.

Story

What are the qualities that embody the distinct aura of antique jewelry?

Often people refer to precise details; others to balance and symmetry and careful attention to aesthetics. Many others point to the exquisite age or one-of-a-kind nature, and many name the craftsmanship and artistry, unfortunately rarely practiced today. Whatever draws you to these marvels, this jewel has it all.

Natural Australian opal has been sensitively carved in the image of a woman's or goddess's profile. Examining it closely, the aquiline nose, realistic eye and mouth, luxurious flowing hair, and the addition of a hair ornament or ribbon speak of its quality.

Featuring a section of the opal that gleams with blues and greens, the hair comes to life. The face and neck were chosen from part of the opal that is even in coloration and without additional hues to impart the impression of smooth skin.

The female head was placed amid leaves enriched with lustrous, translucent enamels in sea shell pink, coppery coral, and a range of yellow greens. Typical of the Art Nouveau period, it draws inspiration from nature and is organically lyrical in feel.

Three old European diamonds punctuate the top and above two of the leaves. At the bottom tip, a natural freshwater pearl serves as a pivot point.

The piece was constructed all in 18k yellow gold and with a watch hanger fitting that allows an additional drop to be added. There is a brooch fitting with safety as well.

Just ask us to add a pendant fitting at no charge.

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