Vivid play of colours in gold

Vintage opal pendant set in gold with chain, Germany circa 1980

A beautiful opal from the heart of Australia forms the focal point of this vintage yellow gold pendant. The pretty gemstone shows a fine play of iridescent rainbow colours against a white background and brings out different hues with every movement. Red and blue are the dominant tones of the so-called "milk opal". The opal is cut into an oval cabochon and otherwise not treated - it is a natural gemstone. Set in 14-karat yellow gold, the opal is held in place by a strong frame. We have added a delicate gold chain so that the pendant can be worn immediately.

A dreamlike stone, the opal, whose special brilliance was already praised in the highest tones by the ancient author Pliny at the beginning of the era: "the gentler fire of the carbuncle shows itself on them; the shining purple of the amethyst shows itself; the sea-green of the emerald shows itself and all these colours shine at the same time in an incredible mixture". As a gemstone of love and hope, but also as a symbol of dazzling love, the following centuries have also revered it.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.