A Cut Above - Vintage Retro 14K Gold Natural Australian Opal & White Sapphire Pendant & Chain (VP094)
A Cut Above - Vintage Retro 14K Gold Natural Australian Opal & White Sapphire Pendant & Chain. This lovely pendant is crafted from 14K Gold, hallmarked 14K gold. Featuring a diamond shaped natural Australian opal, 10 natural round brilliant cut white sapphires, Retro styling and quality craftsmanship. The Chain is hallmarked 10K Gold. This wonderful Retro pendant is diamond shaped, with open-work and expertly claw set white sparkling white sapphires . The opal is white, displaying a wonderful colour play. The pendant is matched up to a sleek box chain, which works perfectly with the elegant pendant. The chain has a spring ring clasp in perfect working order. This unique Vintage pendant would make a perfect piece for any collection.
Note: Appraisal Included with the pendant and chain.
The first discovery of common opals in Australia was made near Angaston (SA) by the German geologist Johannes Menge in 1849. Both the Queensland Boulder Opal and Lightning Ridge fields attracted miners in the 1880's. ... He made doublets, jewellery, and was one of the first to buy opal by the carat.
Gold was first discovered as shining, yellow nuggets. “Gold is where you find it,” so the saying goes, and gold was first discovered in its natural state, in streams all over the world. No doubt it was the first metal known to early hominids. Gold became a part of every human culture.
Measurements: Pendant (including the bale) 49.00 mm x 28.00 mm
Stone Size: Opal 18.00 carats Sapphire (white) .60 carats
Weight: Pendant 7.33 grams Chain: 15.17 grams
Date: Circa 1960