Divine Tears of Joy

Elegant Opal Necklace, likely British, c. 1920


€ 5,390.00 *
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Elegant Opal Necklace, likely British, c. 1920
Elegant Opal Necklace, likely British, c. 1920
Description
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The gemstone fields of Australia are famous for the most beautiful opals in the world. But they were discovered surprisingly late! The first European who found opals in Australia and made their mining possible was the German geologist Johannes Menge. He first classified small opals north of the city of Adelaide in 1841 - but little attention was paid to these finds, as they were not gem quality opals. The first written record of precious opals being cut and set into jewellery dates back to 1872. Commercial mining began in Queensland in the 1890's and continues to this day. In 1905 further opal fields were discovered in Lightning Ridge, in 1915 in Coober Pedy and in 1930 in Andamooka. An unusual and wonderful sight is this long antique necklace of precious opals and faceted rock crystals that we discovered here in Berlin. 67 wonderful Australian full opals are cut to round beads and strung in the course. The rock crystals are alternately strung as intermediate parts, so-called spacers. In front of a milky white background, the opals show shimmering colour reflections in all colours of the rainbow and change their appearance with every movement of their happy wearer. The iridescent colour play of opals has been highly valued since ancient times and they were considered to be the tears of joy of the gods. The special thing about the opals used here is their exceptionally good quality with beautiful red reflections and green tones that flash with every movement. A gold clasp set with another opal completes this piece of jewellery, which was created around 1920. The magnificent Australian opals are a real feast for the eyes for all friends of this special gemstone. The necklace comes with a detailed certificate.
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Elegant Opal Necklace, likely British, c. 1920
Divine Tears of Joy
€ 5,390.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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