Fireworks of colors

Victorian Opal Bangle in Gold, England ca. 1900


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Victorian Opal Bangle in Gold, England ca. 1900
Victorian Opal Bangle in Gold, England ca. 1900
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Australia is famous for the most beautiful opals in the world. But did you know that pieces of jewellery with Australian precious opals, such as those used in this bangle, have not been around for very long? The first European to discover opals in Australia was the German geologist Johannes Menge. In 1841 he found Opals north of Adelaide - but little attention was paid to these finds, as they were not yet precious Opals in jewellery quality. There is written evidence of the first precious opal finds with beautiful colour play only in 1872, the commercial mining began in the 1890s in Queensland. As a result, the late 19th century saw the creation of numerous wonderful pieces of jewellery featuring opals. The beautiful bangle here bears witness to this. It is forged from 15-karat gold and showcases three wonderful opals in all the colours of the rainbow. While two round cabochons sparkle on the left and right sides of the showpiece, spraying flashes of green, blue, and red colour, the oval cabochon in the center of the bracelet is a bit gentler in its play of colour, displaying patches of green that pop with every movement. The workmanship, the English gold alloy with its typical fine gilding, and comparative pieces in the literature allow us to safely date it to around 1900.
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The bangle is made of the typical British alloy of fifteen carat gold (equivalent to a fineness of 625/000). We encounter this alloy in many Victorian and Edwardian jewels, but it was only used until 1932, after which its use was prohibited.
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Victorian Opal Bangle in Gold, England ca. 1900
Fireworks of colors
€ 2,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €2,490.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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