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Antike Opal Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls in Platinum on Gold, ca. 1925


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Antike Opal Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls in Platinum on Gold, ca. 1925
Antike Opal Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls in Platinum on Gold, ca. 1925
Description
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"The opal, the jewel of the month of October, is reminiscent of a bright October day in the country, when heaven and earth compete for the greatest luminosity and the eye is completely dazzled by the amazing variety of colors." Translated from George F. Kunz: The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, Philadelphia/London: Lippincott, 1913. On a milky base color, reminiscent of soft autumn mists, the most beautiful color reflections also shine in this opal. Orange and pink, green and occasionally blue glide across the surface of the flat-cut cabochon with every movement. In its frame of platinum and diamonds, the opal looks like a precious framed portrait. The pendant was designed and crafted with great attention to detail. Typical of the time, it is made of platinum-plated gold so that it appears completely white when worn. Hand-sawn joints run through the platinum and take away any heaviness from the large piece of jewelry. Small diamond roses glitter on the network of platinum bars. On the outside, a border of tiny natural pearls frames the delicate object. The pendant impresses with its detailed, perfectly executed design. The shape and workmanship reveal that it was created in the 1920s. The design, in particular the framing of the platinum with small natural pearls, indicates a French origin, but the pendant bears no hallmarks. It was probably created for export or based on a French model. As it came to us damaged, we restored it and had an antique opal cut to fit. As a result, the piece of jewelry shines again as it did on the first day.
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Antike Opal Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls in Platinum on Gold, ca. 1925
Pretty as a Picture
€ 4,980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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